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LIAM NEESON STARS IN LATEST JAMPACKED ACTION MOVIE “THE COMMUTER”

Following the worldwide success of “Unknown,” “Non-Stop” and “Run All Night,” Liam Neeson known as the man with a particular set of skills stars in the explosive thriller “The Commuter.”  The movie is Neeson’s fourth collaboration with director Jaume Collet-Serra about one man‘s frantic quest to prevent disaster on a packed commuter train.                 The screenplay proved irresistible to both the director and star, not just for the bravura of the action and the thrill of the suspense but for the moral conundrum the protagonist is faced with and the consequences it has on him, the passengers on the train and his family at home.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH STARS IN WAR FILM BASED ON TRUE EVENTS IN “12 STRONG”

Taking on the role of real life heroes, Chris Hemsworth (“Thor,” “The Avengers” films) along with Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road,” “Nocturnal Animals”) stars in “12 Strong” - a powerful action-packed new war drama based on the best-selling book “Horse Soldiers,” from true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.

Starting the New Year with Sony Channel’s Two New Reality Series this January

Reality takes the limelight as the competition heats up in two brand new reality series - Nail’d It and Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design & Conquer – which premiere this January on Sony Channel. Nail’d It A life-changing experience awaits 18 of America’s top nail artists as they compete against one another for the grand prize of $100,000. In each episode, the contestants take part in a series of creative challenges using a combination of traditional and unorthodox materials wherein a rotating panel of judges decides a winner and runner-up. The winners and runners-up from the first six episodes compete in a four-part finale to determine the overall champion. In addition to the cash prize, the winner’s designs will be featured in a cover story for Nail It! magazine. The 10-episode reality series is hosted by singer-songwriter and TV personality Adrienne Bailon. Nail’d It premieres on January 10 and can be seen weeknights at 7:55pm. Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design & Conquer

KAREN GILLAN, FROM “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” TO “JUMANJI”

Scottish actress Karen Gillan (Nebula in the  Guardians of the Galaxy  franchise) stars as Ruby Roundhouse, the warrior persona of nerdy teenage girl Martha in Columbia Pictures' action-adventure  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle  (in Philippine cinemas  Monday, January 8 .) In  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle , four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

GLADERS’ LAST FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL IN “MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE”

 The highly kinetic and global hit YA book-to-movie series “Maze Runner” comes in full circle in the final chapter “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” where the Gladers have finally caught up in the reality of their nightmare. Reprising their roles in the concluding saga are Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen and Patricia Clarkson.                 Based on the book by James Dashner and directed by Wes Ball, from the first global box-office hit film, the Gladers found themselves in the midst of a giant maze with no memory of who they were before. In the second film “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” they had achieved their goal, only to discover that the outside world contained just as many horrors.   And now, in “Maze Runner: The Death Cure”, as Thomas (O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers adjust to life in the Scorch, they realise that the key to putting an end to this war they find themselves at the heart

“DOWNSIZING” THINKS BIG FOR ITS NEW POSTER

Matt Damon is meant for something bigger in the new poster for Paramount Pictures' new quirky comedy  Downsizing  directed by two-time Oscar-winner Alexander Payne. Check out the poster below and watch  Downsizing  in Philippine cinemas  January 24 . Downsizing  imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small.

Vivo expands its reach with the opening of its newest service center in Quezon City

Vivo opened its newest service center last December 15 at the SM City North EDSA. Vivo, which was first introduced in the Philippines in March 2016 has proven itself to be one of the fastest phone brands to gain popularity in the country with now 1.1 million Filipino users. In less than two years, Vivo is able to establish itself as the Philippines’ third top smartphone brand with 11 service centers around the country in total with 10 more center expected to open in 2018. Vivo unveils newest service center at SM North EDSA Vivo provides topnotch after-service store environment for its clients. 

Take selfie with Vivo V7/V7+ to Win Stephen Curry Signed Merchandise in this Christmas

Topnotch global smartphone brand Vivo is riding in on the spirit of a Filipino Christmas with the launch of its special holiday contest. The Vivo V7 | V7+ Grand Christmas Giveaway promises to offer a pack of surprises with the giving away of any of the following prizes: exclusive Steven Curry items, two of its latest top-of-the-line products, the Vivo V7+ and the Vivo V7 or limited Vivo gift items.

DWAYNE JOHNSON SMOLDERS AS A VIDEO GAME ACTION HERO IN “JUMANJI”

An archeologist and international explorer, Dr. Smolder Bravestone is the consummate action hero: fearless, faster than a speeding bullet, able to climb anything, exceptional skill with weapons – and he does it all with his trademark “smoldering intensity.” His weaknesses? None. Who does that sound like? None other than Dwayne Johnson, who plays the role, in Columbia Pictures' upcoming action-adventure  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle  (in Philippine cinemas  Monday, January 8 .)

EXPERIENCE “INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY” IN 360

Experience  Insidious: The Last Key  in 360, as you visit Elise Ranier’s childhood home in the newly released interactive video from Columbia Pictures. Explore Elise Ranier’s childhood home starting with the first floor. Then descend to the basement and go through the red door and experience The Further. Check out the video at  http://youtu.be/FLf3qtumwQA  and watch  Insidious: The Last Key  in Philippine cinemas  January 17 .

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE “PITCH PERFECT 3” IN NEW FEATURETTE

Discover why the Bellas stick together like sisters and the secret to their incredible chemistry with the release of  Pitch Perfect 3: A Look Inside featurette. Check out the featurette at  http://youtu.be/8v2KsWZadNg  and watch  Pitch Perfect 3  in Philippine cinemas January 8, 2018.

TrueMoney, Bayad Center sign Partnership Agreement

TrueMoney and CIS Bayad Center sign Partnership Agreement FinTech company TrueMoney Philippines has signed a Partnership Agreement with bills payment center company CIS Bayad Center Inc. The partnership will give Bayad Center customers in far-flung areas of the Philippines access to its payment services, thanks to TrueMoney Philippines’ nearly 7,000-strong agent network.

There’s only One Mall in Valenzuela for you and your loved ones this holiday season

Are you looking for a new place to enjoy with your loved ones this Yuletide season? Head straight to One Mall Valenzuela, a newly opened commercial center in Valenzuela City where you can enjoy the overall experience of recreational shopping.                   A contemporary urban park with a stacked terrace structure and open plazas, One Mall Valenzuela is your one-stop spot to shop, dine, and unwind, thanks to its retail mix of establishments that include Savemore, Robinson’s Handyman, Robinson’s Appliances, Daiso, Jollibee, Chowking, E-Home, Security Bank, Penshoppe, Paris Salon & Spa, Giligan’s, Kremistry, Tom’s World and The Sky Theater, the first and only premiere theater in Barangay Gen. T. De Leon in Valenzuela City.

Kapuso Loves Us Back with "Kapuso InstaWin" promo

Kapuso Network GMA-7 loves back as it acknowledges the love they enjoyed from their televiewers and patrons with Kapuso InstaWin promo. This was launched by GMA to give back to the community that has showered the Kapuso Network with “buong pusong PaGMAmahalan” throughout the year. It was timed during the Christmas and New Year season to spread the spirit of giving and the essence of Paskong Kapuso. There are three easy steps to join the promo: a. Just follow GMA Network on Instagram. b. Screenshot the Kapuso InstaWin photo of the day on instastories. Ex: c. Submit the screenshot at www.GMANetwork.com/KapusoInstaWin All joiners can submit an unlimited number of entries daily and they will be eligible for the following prizes a. One (1) Samsung Galaxy S8 for the grand prize. b. Seven (7) Samsung J7 plus for the consolation prizes. To view the full mechanics, it's available on the official promo site: www.GMANetwork.com/KapusoInstaW

Pinoy Boyband Superstar finalist Mark Oblea Signs With Universal Records

    Pinoy Boyband Superstar finalist Mark Oblea recently signed a recording deal with Universal Records joining the recording company’s elite roster of OPM talents like Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, The CompanY, Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc-9, Sponge Cola, Aiza Seguerra, Claudia Barretto, Donny Pangilinan, Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona among others. Present during the contract signing are Universal Records executives, Kathleen Dy Go (General Manager), Peter Chan (Operations Manager) and head of Cornerstone Entertainment, Erickson Raymundo.

"HAUNTED FOREST" TARGETS THRILL-SEEKING MILLENNIAL VIEWERS THIS CHRISTMAS

"We will surely be the number one choice of adventurous millennials this Christmas because 'Haunted Forest' was especially made not only for kids and Regal horror fans but primarily to the adventurous and thrill-seeking teenagers who would love to enjoy Christmas with their friends." This was how the Regal Entertainment Inc. matriarch, Mother Lily Monteverde described her anticipation for the unique success that await Regal's biggest and scariest supernatural teen horror masterpiece and the only horror film in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 -- "Haunted Forest." 

WITNESS THE “IMPOSSIBLE” THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Exciting. Thrilling. Amazing! The stage is set for the biggest magical spectacle this Holiday season as  IMPOSSIBLE: World’s Greatest Magic Show  finally arrives in Manila. Opening on Christmas Day,  December 25 th  to January 3 rd  at the  Araneta Coliseum , Filipinos will finally be able to see the much-awaited magical show live on stage.   Fresh from its record-breaking success in London’s West End, IMPOSSIBLE has been hailed by critics as  “the Hottest Act in Town”  (Daily Mail) for giving  “variety, illusion and magic a brilliant, fresh spin”  (The Stage). The Guardian describes IMPOSSIBLE as  “a fiesta of trickery and illusion,”  and  "an absolute blast from start to finish!"  says Hollywood News.

STAR MUSIC’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL HITS 1B VIEWS

Star Music, ABS-CBN’s record label, has already generated 1 billion combined views on its YouTube channel, making it the first local recording company to hit the one billion mark with its continuing efforts to deliver fresh and heartwarming videos and promote OPM to Filipinos in different parts of the world. Combining the total views of its official music videos, lyric videos, recording sessions and other exclusive shots released on the StarMusic channel, it has now reached 1B total views and counting.

OPPO is the first mobile brand to accept GCash Scan to Pay in PH

OPPO, Philippines’ top 2 international smartphone brand, in partnership with GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet service, pioneers the first QR payment method for a mobile brand.             Through the new scan-to-pay feature of the GCash App, customers can now purchase any OPPO product by simply scanning a GCash QR code at selected OPPO Concept Stores for faster, more convenient, and secure transactions.

GMA Network kicks off 2018 with GMA ONE Online Exclusives

Millennials are in for a wonderful surprise this 2018 as GMA Network unveils three online exclusive shows bannered by Atom Araullo, Gabbi Garcia, and Joseph Morong. Beginning  January 1 , netizens will be able to watch GMA ONE Online Exclusives on GMA’s Youtube channel ( www.youtube.com/gmanetwork ) featuring not just one, but three shows:  “Adulting with Atom Araullo”, “#Goals with Gabbi Garcia”,  and  “Fact or Fake with Joseph Morong”.

THE DOS AND DON’TS OF BRITISH ROYALTY

Power, fame, and glamour—we, the commoners, can only dream of living the life of the most esteemed family in the United Kingdom. Possessing a regal title, however, comes with the obligation to follow certain codes of conduct. Of course, there have been instances when royals have deviated from such guidelines, like wearing fur, eating shellfish, or being touched by non-royals—all of which are prohibited. Nevertheless, anyone who fancies marrying someone from the British crown family must learn these protocols as part of proper decorum. Recent history can testify that marriage into royalty isn’t impossible, like Prince William’s wedding with Princess Catherine (née Middleton) and Prince Harry’s current engagement with American actress Meghan Markle.

Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 Delivers Top Ratings: Secures AXN as the #1 Regional Pay-TV Channel in Southeast Asia

Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 took the regional spotlight as the top-rated original production in 2017, securing AXN as the number one channel in its timeslot among all regional pay-TV channels collectively in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. The highly anticipated series, which crowned Indonesia’s spooky illusionist The Scared Riana as the winner in a sizzling Results Show episode last week, reached 9.3 million viewers during its 10-week run across the three markets. Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 consistently dominated the 8:30pm premiere timeslot every Thursday night garnering a whopping 73 per cent share of the English general entertainment genre for the season.*

A BRIGHT WORLD: A GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF BRIGHT

David Ayer and Will Smith behind the camera on the set of Bright . Photo courtesy of Netflix. In a gritty, modern day Los Angeles where humans have co-existed with Elves, Orcs, and other assorted creatures for centuries, trouble is never far away. Will Smith brings his action A-game to Bright , the explosive new feature film reuniting him with Suicide Squad director David Ayer, premiering on Netflix on December 22 . Set in an alternate version of present day Los Angeles in which Elves and Orcs and other supernatural beings live side-by-side with humans, Bright chronicles the adventures of two LAPD officers as they embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world. Battling both their personal differences and an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female Elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which, in the wrong hands, could destroy everything.

DISNEY UNVEILS FIRST TRAILER FOR “THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS”

Watch the first trailer for Walt Disney Pictures' new fantasy adventure  The Nutcracker and the   Four Realms  which has just been launched at  http://youtu.be/2ktuvx9hrMw . All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

NEW “INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY” TRAILER GOES INTO THE FURTHER

Scream before it silences you. Watch the new trailer of Columbia Pictures' upcoming horror-thriller  Insidious: The Last Key  at  http://youtu.be/_iqvImD81EQ . The creative minds behind the hit  Insidious  trilogy return for  Insidious: The Last Key . In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home.

“MORTAL ENGINES” TEASER TRAILER REVEALS AN EPIC NEW SAGA

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for producer Peter Jackson's  Mortal Engines , the upcoming fantasy epic based on the book of the same name by Philip Reeve. Check out the trailer here at  http://youtu.be/fupYIggOq38  and watch  Mortal Engines  in Philippine cinemas December 2018.

Salute to heroes: Vivo gives back to Marawi soldiers by way of a special outreach affair

Vivo Philippines, in the true spirit of a Filipino Christmas, decides to give back to the heroic deeds of the soldiers who fought in Marawi by spending the afternoon with them last December 17 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Hospital in V. Luna, Quezon City. Vivo Philippines volunteers who helped out with the event The special outreach affair was attended to by Vivo employee-volunteers who interacted with the 150 soldiers and their families and entertained them with song and dance performances. The brand’s celebrity influencers were also in attendance to give joy and encouragement to the Marawi freedom fighters. KZ Tandingan, Darren Espanto, Jason Dy, and Kisses Delavin also shared their talent in one afternoon of gratitude-giving, to the delight of the soldiers and their families. Vivo family, KZ Tandingan (right) and Jason Dy (left) helping to prepare the gift baskets for the troops Vivo Family, Darren Espanto sharing Christmas joys with

THERE’S A NEW SCHEME IN TOWN IN “OCEAN’S 8” OFFICIAL FIRST TRAILER

Every con has its pros. Watch the official first trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Oceans 8” which has just been released by the studio. Facebook  :    https://www.facebook.com/ warnerbrosphils/videos/vl. 367835980328240/ 1908552119174320/?type=1 YouTube    :      https://youtu.be/27E_KnsJoTo The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York.  Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter.  Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross is directing.

AXN Launches New Year with Hit Series this January

This January, AXN starts the new year with the all new seasons of two hit series - the action drama Hawaii Five-0 and the horror fantasy Supernatural. Hawaii Five-0 Season 8 Lt. Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and his Five-0 Task Force are back to safeguard the Aloha state from criminality as they investigate new cases and encounter more dangerous villains along the way.

“STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI” OPENS AT NO.1, GROSSES P145.2-M IN 5 DAYS

The Philippines is one with The Force as Lucasfilm’s  Star Wars: The Last Jedi  grossed a staggering P145.2-M in its first five days of release, opening at No.1 for the Dec. 13-17 frame. Receiving some of the most glowing reviews in years, the Rian Johnson-directed tentpole was lauded by local critics and fans alike, with some even saying its the best  Star Wars  movie yet. The biggest box-office grosses were reported by SM Megamall (P7.1-M), SM Mall of Asia (P6.5-M) and SM North EDSA (P5.6-M).