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#ChikkanessEats Kinilaw Na Tanigue of The Brickyard MNL

#ChikkanessEats kinilaw na tanigue #foodporn A post shared by Albert Bryan aka GIRL (@chikkanessave) on Jan 22, 2016 at 4:41am PST When my family is out for a beach getaway, one of the viands that I love being served is "kinilaw na tanigue." For someone who has been living in the metro for a decade already, I really miss those times where I can just have a grand time with the family while enjoying a great food. Kinilaw na Tanigue is a Filipino dish wherein Wahoo fish fillet is cut into cubes and submerged in a mixture of calamansi juice, fresh ginger, onion, chili, cucumber, and seasonings. I checked out the said dish at The Brickyard which is located at Eugenio Lopez Drive, Quezon City. It was a right mix of fresh ingredients that I was able to consume a plate of that alone. It was just a perfect partner for my Tanduay Ice. The ingredients were well blended with the flavor fully absorbed in the fish cubes. After consuming it, I was craving to ea

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

Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled the triptych poster of its new, imaginative take on the classic children’s adventure “The Jungle Book.” The triptych features lead star Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli together with talking animal characters on either side, in a sprawling and extended horizontal shot. Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.  But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill

“HOW TO BE SINGLE” - A DIFFERENT KIND OF VALENTINE'S DAY MOVIE

Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, Warner Bros. Pictures' new romantic comedy “How to Be Single” follows a handful of interconnected characters navigating the ever-shifting set of codes, customs, rituals, apps and emojis of the contemporary single life in New York City. In the film, there’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun. “How to Be Single” stars Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect”), Alison Brie (“Get Hard”) and Leslie Mann (“Knocked Up”). Christian Ditter (“Lov

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. 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 p

An action star is born in Matteo Guidicelli

my loves #MatteoGuidicelli earlier at the #TupangLigaw presscon...his first action film will be showing on February 17 in selected theatres nationwide. A photo posted by Albert Bryan aka GIRL (@chikkanessave) on Jan 18, 2016 at 4:00am PST Cinema One Original 2013 Best Actor Matteo Guidicelli explores another side of his acting capabilities as he ventures into action through "Tupang Ligaw." He'll play the role of a soldier who's on search of his brother (Rico Barrera) that will lead him to Barrio Paraiso that's being ruled by El Diablo played by Paolo Contis. [He's definitely one versatile artist to watch out for. His self-titled album is very promising and I like his carrier single "Ipapadama Na Lang."] As Matteo described it, Tupang Ligaw is a physical film. He even cited a fight scene with Paolo that lasted for 20 minutes that got them some bruises the next day. "All the action sequences, all the training is coming from

“THE FOREST” REVEALS NEW POSTER ART

Columbia Pictures has launched the new poster art for its upcoming suspense thriller “The Forest” starring “Game of Thrones” actress Natalie Dormer. Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller “The Forest.” The one-sheet art's tagline bears the eerie reputation the said forest has come to be known for: “Everyone comes here looking for a way out.” In the film, a young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer), journeys to the Aokigahara Forest in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.” Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for S

Go through the cycle of love with Damá: Danao, Dancel, Dumas First Anniversary Concert

Get ready to take a feels trip as Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel and Bullet Dumas serenade music fans on a bigger, grander stage for their first major concert called Damá—a music show tied together by overlapping themes of love, intimacy, heartbreak, and recovery. Known in the gig circuit as 3D, the acclaimed singer-songwriters will be celebrating their first anniversary concert at the Music Museum on February 19, 2016. No less than The Manila String Machine joins the trio in this majestic pursuit. Unlike the usual stripped-down set that left our hearts shredded into pieces, Damá is a broader affair made more special with backing of a string quartet and a grand piano. It raises the stakes on a grander level while capturing in the most eloquent fashion, the intimacy of 3D gigs in bars and smaller venues. The power trio has been gigging all over the Metro for almost a year, pouring their hearts out with individual sets that earned them a strong, loyal following. They have rec

STARS OF “HOW TO BE SINGLE” IN THEIR SOLO BANNERS

The four main female stars of Warner Bros. Pictures' new romantic comedy “How to Be Single” get their own singular banners which have just been revealed by the studio. Getting the special treatment are Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect”), Alison Brie (“Get Hard”) and Leslie Mann (“Knocked Up”). Christian Ditter (“Love, Rosie”) directed the comedy from a screenplay by Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein (“The Vow,” “He’s Just Not That Into You”) and Dana Fox (“Couples Retreat,” “What Happens in Vegas”), screen story by Kohn & Silverstein, based on the book by Liz Tucillo (TV’s “Sex & the City,” He’s Just Not That Into You). In the film, there’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night

RYAN GOSLING, THE HONEST OPPORTUNIST IN “THE BIG SHORT”

Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling plays slick Deutsche Bank dealmaker Jared Vennett, in the critically acclaimed real-life cautionary tale, “The Big Short” from Paramount Pictures. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (“The Blind Side,” “Moneyball”), “The Big Short” also stars Academy Award-honorees Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Brad Pitt. Adam McKay directs from a screenplay by Charles Randolph and McKay. In the film, when four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Gosling’s Jared Vennet plays a key role in bringing Wall Street crusader and hedge fund manager Mark Baum (Steve Carell) into the fold of those shorting mortgage-backed bonds. Taunted as "Chicken Little" and "Bubble Boy" by his colleagues, V

CHLOE GRACE MORETZ FIGHTS INVADERS BACK IN “THE 5TH WAVE”

“ Cassie Sullivan is a great heroine – but she’d never describe herself that way. She’d say she’s just a girl who has lost her brother, and will do whatever it takes to get back to him,” says Chloë Grace Moretz, who takes on the lead role of Cassie in Columbia Pictures’ adaptation of Rick Yancey’s bestselling novel “The 5th Wave,” the first book in his planned trilogy. In the film, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him. For the filmmakers, Moretz combined the right combination of talents and traits: she is a seasoned performer (especially needed if the character would be appearing in multiple films), but, like her character, is herself just coming of age. The result was a perfect fit of

FAITH-BASED THRILLER “RISEN” DEBUTS FIRST TRAILER

The first trailer of Columbia Pictures' faith-based thriller “Risen” has just been revealed. “Risen” is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. Directed by Kevin Reynolds (“The Count of Monte Cristo”) from a screenplay by Reynolds and Paul Aiello, “Risen” stars Joseph Fiennes (“Hercules”), Tom Felton (the “Harry Potter” films), Peter Firth (“Pearl Harbor”) and Cliff Curtis (“10,000 B.C.”). Opening soon across the Philippines, “Risen” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Get INTIMATE With Daryl Ong This Valentine's

Daryl, a talented and promising singer now dubbed as the “RNB Heartthrob” has been very vocal with his humble beginnings. Before he reached the stardom, he became a “Demo Singer” and Back-Up Singer of some famous local artist. Daryl’s first major achievent was when he won second runner-up for his interpretation of “Torpe” at PhilPop 2014, followed by the People’s Choice Award for “Hangga’t May Tinig Ako” in A Song of Praise Music Festival. After making a mark during his stint and as one of the top contenders under Team Apl of “The Voice of the Philippines Season 2,” finishing as one of the semi-finalists, Daryl Ong shared his voice and story through his first self-titled album released by Star Music. With the success of his “Thankful” Concert last year in Music Museum, he will start the year 2016 with another concert entitled “INTIMATE” as the most awaited Valentine Event, which will be held at Teatrino, Promenade Greenhills on February 13, 2016, 8PM. Produced by Aqueous E

What Edward Benosa is looking forward to in 2016

Based on how his 2015 turned out, singer Edward Benosa is looking forward to a really good year in 2016.   In 2015, Edward—most known for his hit song “Di Man Lang Nagpaalam” which made it to the country’s top music charts and won for him a loyal following—won two awards, one a Best New Artist trophy from the Star Awards for Music and another, from the MOR Awards of radio station 101.9FM. He sees these awards as an affirmation that he is in the right place, and that he should continue pushing forward with his career in 2016.  “Sa isang nagsisimula na tulad ko ,  o kahit sinong nagsisimula, mabigyan ka ng  Best New Artist of the year,  parang  enough reason  na ‘yon na ipagpatuloy mo itong ginagawa mo .  Susundan na kailangan, ipagpatuloy ang sinimulan,”  he says.   Edward’s goal is to sustain the momentum of his achievements in 2016. He wants to get into new things, maybe do a concert, record another album and even try more theater.   He is making the phrase “moving

RYAN COOGLER TO DIRECT MARVEL'S “BLACK PANTHER”

It’s official: Ryan Coogler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) will step up to direct Marvel’s “Black Panther.” Chadwick Boseman will star in “Black Panther” after debuting as the character in the upcoming Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” in Philippine cinemas on  April 27, 2016 . “We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family,” said producer Kevin Feige. “The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films easily made him our top choice to direct ‘Black Panther.’ Many fans have waited a long time to see Black Panther in his own film, and with Ryan we know we’ve found the perfect director to bring T’Challa’s story to life.” Coogler wrote and directed his first award-winning feature film, “Fruitvale Station,” in 2013. Most recently he directed the critically-acclaimed “Creed,” which earned Sylvester Stallone a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. Black Panther has been an important charact

MAIN TRAILER, NEW IMAGES UP FOR “13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI”

Paramount Pictures has released brand-new images and the main trailer for “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”  Directed by Michael Bay, the action-thriller depicts the assault of the United States embassy in Benghazi, Libya in 2012 that led to the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. As the subtitle suggests, the film will center on the six soldiers who responded to the attack and engaged the enemy in an attempt to defend the Americans stationed at the embassy. As the titular soldiers, the film stars John Krasinski along with James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber and David Denman. The screenplay was penned by  The Strain  author/writer Chuck Hogan based on the non-fiction book by Michtell Zuckoff. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” opens across the Philippines on January 27, 2016 and is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

FERRELL, WIIG GET “ZOOLANDER 2” CHARACTERS BANNERS

The villains of Paramount Pictures' comedy sequel “Zoolander 2” – Mugatu (Will Ferrell) and Alexanya (Kristen Wiig) get their own fashion-themed character banners. “Zoolander 2” is the sequel to the 2001 hit comedy starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, who are both reprising their roles of Derek and Hansel, respectively. Stiller also served as director of the original, and has likewise returned to helm the sequel. The cast includes Kristen Wiig as a big-time fashion mogul; Benedict Cumberbatch as All, an androgynous super model; Penelope Cruz as secret agent Valentina who needs Hansel and Derek's help to track down a group that is killing off beautiful people, such as Justin Bieber; and, Will Ferrell returning to play Zoolander’s main villain, Mugatu. Opening across the Philippines on  Feb. 10, 2016 , “Zoolander 2” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

"Balik-Alindog" With Capsinesis

Have you seen all this "balik-alindog" resolutions from your family and friends to kick off the new year? Well, I for one has put that on my list as something to prioritize this year.  Of all the pig out parties I attended this holiday season, the one that stood out was the one organized by the owner of Capsinesis, Olai Espiritu as it introduced me to a product that will help me aid with my New Year's resolution above. It was for the announcement of the winners of the campaign " Capsinesis 30-Day Be Hot Challenge.” Capsinesis is a weight control preparation made up mainly of Cayenne pepper that helps boost your metabolism and curtail your cravings for more food. Pinoys from all walks of life heed to the call for a fitter and healthier body as they joined the challenge to loss weight and get shape for 30 straight days under the supervision of holistic coach and Capsinesis brand endorser, Toni Saret.  They engaged into different challenges that pushed

#Happy2016 from your Partner In Chikka

I'm always excited at the start of the year as its gives me the opportunity to cherish my achievements along with the trials (that turned out to be blessings) of the past year, and the idea of becoming better for the year ahead.  I'm starting 2016 with a bang and stronger than I've ever been. I owe this to the PR people who has been inviting me to their events, the notable personalities and their followers, my colleagues in the entertainment industry and to the One above who introduced me to these awesome people. I made ambitious goals for the next 12 months of Chikkaness Avenue and already took baby steps for me to be at the place where I wanted to be. The idea of providing value by delivering more than what's expected from me makes me very enthusiastic about my journey this year.  #Happy2016 and together let's enjoy the chikkahan. Love and peace always, Albert Bryan Abelido Partner In Chikka

NEWCOMER ALEX ROE RIDES “THE 5TH WAVE” TO STARDOM

Young British actor Alex Roe stars as the conflicted Evan Walker in the hotly anticipated sci-fi adventure-drama “The 5th Wave” opposite Chloe Grace Moretz. The film is an adaptation of Rick Yancey’s hit novel, published in 2013. It focuses on a young girl, Cassie Sullivan, played by Moretz, who is bidding to survive in a world that has been decimated by four waves — huge, earth-shattering events, from tidal waves to pestilence — which are unleashed upon the planet by some unknown force. The likes of Nick Robinson (playing Ben Parish) and Liev Schreiber (Colonel Vosch) also star. The story tells how in the midst of the wreckage, as one of earth’s last survivors, Cassie must fight to save herself, and her brother, as the fifth wave looms. She teams up with Evan, who may be her final hope, if she can learn to trust him. Trust, says Roe, is one of the key themes in the film. “Evan is definitely conflicted. He’s a real contradiction,” says the actor. “All of us are contrad

“STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” RETURNS TO PH CINEMAS JAN 8

  In response to deafening clarmor from fans, Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will return to regular Philippine cinemas on  Friday, Jan. 8 . “The Force Awakens” has been showered universal praise, even garnerning a Best Picture nomination from America's Broadcast Film Critics Association. It has shattered box office records since it hit theaters worldwide in mid-December. Most recently, the seventh film in the Star Wars saga blew past the domestic grosses of both “Jurassic World” ($652.3 million) and “Titanic” ($658.7 million) to become the second-highest earner of all time with $740.3 million in just 19 days of release. Just a week ago, Disney announced that “The Force Awakens” had become the studio's highest grossing film of all time in terms of domestic box office, surpassing Marvel superhero film "The Avengers" from 2012. The meteoric rise of “The Force Awakens” is particularly notable, given that it took the film only 13 d

GEORGE CLOONEY SAYS “OUR BRAND IS CRISIS” NOT ALL ABOUT POLITICS

Before George Clooney appears on the big screen in his upcoming films -- the Coen Brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” (set for release in February 2016) and “Money Monster” from director Jodie Foster (April 2016) -- his presence will first be felt as the producer of “Our Brand is Crisis” starring Sandra Bullock. The gripping political satire opens across the Philippines on  Jan. 13, 2016 . “Our Brand is Crisis” takes a timely and satirical look at the high-stakes gamesmanship behind the scenes of a presidential campaign, seen through the eyes and actions of the strategists-for-hire who are pulling the strings. Bringing audiences into the belly of the beast with a fictional story as relevant as today’s news cycle, it explores the often outrageous and unconscionable lengths to which some people will go in their competitive zeal to get the job done and cross the finish line ahead of the other guy. "We weren't really looking into it as being a political statement," assures

BRAD PITT PLAYS EX-BANKER WHO BEATS THE SYSTEM IN “THE BIG SHORT”

Brad Pitt plays the financial Zen Warrior to investment upstarts Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story”) and John Magaro (“Orange is the New Black”), in Paramount Pictures' acclaimed sardonic comedy “The Big Short.” Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (“The Blind Side,” “Moneyball”), “The Big Short” also stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. In the film, when four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.