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Ice Seguerra renews recording contract with Universal Records

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Ice Seguerra has renewed his recording contract with Universal Records. The contract signing was held on February 27, 2018 at the Universal Records office in Quezon City. Present during the signing are Universal Records Executive Vice President Ramon Chuaying, General Manager Kathleen Dy Go, Operations Manager Peter Chan, Head of OPM Production Ito Rapadas, and Ice. 

JAMES, JONA, SARAH LEAD NOMINEES FOR MYX MUSIC AWARDS 2018

The most highly anticipated music award show in the Philippines – the MYX Music Awards – is finally happening on May 15 (Tuesday). Now on its 13th year of recognizing the hottest hitmakers in the OPM scene, the MYX Music Awards 2018 is the biggest one yet as more fans will get the chance to witness the star-studded spectacle live at the Araneta Coliseum, and leading this year’s contenders are heartthrob James Reid, Birit Queen Jona and Pop Superstar Sarah Geronimo who are nominated in five categories each.

#MakingMEGA to screen BTS of MayWard cover shoot in Germany with Vivo

Dreams do come true, just ask up and coming star and Vivo local endorser Maymay Entrata, who recently spent her Christmas in Germany, the hometown of the other half of the MayWard phenom, Edward Barber.   The trip might seem all for fun, but no, the workaholic loveteam braved the cold in their fairytale-inspired creations for the respective February 2018 cover of Mega and Mega Man magazines. It was their first ever cover and out-of-the-country shoots with Mega. The results are magical, to say the least. But the process to get the shots are even more impressive. With the Vivo V7+ in hand, Maymay Entrata is a vision in red during a #MakingMEGA #MEGAVivoMoments photo shoot in a snowy forest in Germany. Photo courtesy of One Mega Group. MayWard fans will get a glimpse of how the cover shoots were perfected in a special documentary to be screened on Sunday, March 4, from 6pm to 8pm at SM Aura IMAX Theatre for free. The #MakingMEGA shoot in Germany with Entrata and

VICE GANDA SEES GOLD IN SPIRAL POLE DANCING ACT IN “PILIPINAS GOT TALENT”

A 32-year old spiral pole dancer and single mom is going straight to the semi-finals of ABS-CBN’s hit world class talent search “Pilipinas Got Talent” after judge Vice Ganda chose her as his golden buzzer act this season. Kristel De Catalina of Antipolo wowed judges as she gracefully interpreted the song “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical “Les Miserables” and danced on a rotating spiral pole suspended in midair. The performance was so moving that it even ‘healed’ Vice,’ who was sick while doing the shoot.

JESSA ZARAGOZA REMAKES “IKAKASAL KA NA”

The Phenomenal Diva Jessa Zaragoza finally made the much-awaited remake of her hit song, the heartbreaking “Ikakasal Ka Na,” which was recently launched digitally in a worldwide release as her first major offering under Star Music this year. “When I first sang ‘Ikakasal Ka Na,” I just sang it because it was beautiful. But now, when I sang this new version, I gave it my heart and soul,” revealed Jessa.

BIGGER SKYATHON GOES BACK TO BORACAY

SKYathon Beach Run is back and bigger on its ninth year with the opening of participation to international runners as it aims for greater awareness to raise funds that would help rehabilitate the reefs of Boracay. Organizers of the first destination run in the country are excited with this development. “Among the avid participants of the race are foreigners vacationing in the island. To open this to international delegates will elevate the race not just to a fun run but a race that the running communities around the world will look forward to each year,” said Mr. Delbert  Santos, a senior marketing manager from SKY.

SAOIRSE RONAN, FUNNY AND HEARTBREAKING IN “LADY BIRD”

She earned Academy Award nominations for her exceptional performances in  Atonement  and  Brooklyn .  Now ,  Saoirse Ronan   is up for another Best Actress Oscar for  Universal Pictures'  Lady Bird   which  will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma, Greenebelt 1) starting  February 28 . Directed by Greta Gerwig (herself nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay) ,  Lady Bird  also stars Laurie Metcalf (Best Supporting Actress nominee), Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet.

ANGELICA DEALS WITH PAIN THRU HILARIOUS SENTIMENTS IN “PARA KAY EX” BOOK

The country’s Hugot Queen Angelica Panganiban gives an interesting introduction and acts as muse of the new “Para Kay Ex” book, an exciting guide to moving on by ABS-CBN Publishing penned by pseudo writer Beau Ang.

Vivo Reveals APEX™ FullView™ Concept Smartphone

Featuring world’s first Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology plus engineering breakthroughs in camera, speaker and sensors  Vivo is unveiling its new APEX ™ FullView™ concept smartphone which sets new benchmarks for future smartphone design, featuring the world’s highest screen-to-body ratio and Vivo’s ground-breaking Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. In pushing the boundaries of mobile experience, Vivo has taken its FullView™ technology to a whole new level by introducing new engineering breakthroughs in camera, speaker and sensor elements as well as rethinking the design structure of conventional smartphones. 

ROSE BYRNE, A WARM-HEARTED ANIMAL LOVER IN “PETER RABBIT”

Best known for her role as Ellen Parsons in TV’s  Damages , which earned her one Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations, Rose Byrne now stars in Sony Pictures Animation's  Peter Rabbit,  the new family comedy based on Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters. In  Peter Rabbit , the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. Thomas McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as their fight to gain control of McGregor’s coveted vegetable garden and the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover, Bea, who lives next door (Rose Byrne) extends to the Lake District and London.

DIRECTOR DISCUSSES BRINGING “TOMB RAIDER” BACK TO THE SCREEN

Roar Uthaug, the Norwegian filmmaker   who balanced intimate character work with enormous action set pieces in the Scandinavian films  “ The Wave ”  and  “ Escape ” now directs “Tomb Raider,” the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero. “This is a more down-to-earth Lara Croft than we’ve seen before on film, which appealed to me,” he  says .   Get a load of the director’s thoughts about “Tomb Raider” in the following interview.   

NETFLIX AND YG ENTERTAINMENT TO LAUNCH YG FUTURE STRATEGY OFFICE WITH BIG BANG’S SEUNGRI

Photo courtesy of Netflix Netflix Inc., the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced today that it is launching YG Future Strategy Office (FSO, working title), a new Netflix Original Series with YG Entertainment, home to some of Korea’s top talent. YG FSO will launch this year exclusively through Netflix. Featuring YG artists Seungri of K-pop group BIGBANG, writer/television personality Yoo Byung-jae of SNL Korea fame, Lee Jae-jin of Sechskies, the show will also have various guest appearances by other K-pop groups including BLACKPINK, iKON, and WINNER. The 8-episode series will be directed by Park Joon-soo, known for his unique humor on The God of Music series, and written by Kim Min-seok, who took part in SNL Korea.

“SIARGAO” AND “DEADMA WALKING” PREMIERE ON SKY MOVIES PPV

SKY subscribers will get another chance to watch acclaimed Metro Manila Film Festival movies “Siargao” and “Deadma Walking” as they make their TV premier via SKY Movies Pay-Per-View.   “Siargao,” which won 2 nd  Best Picture along with Best Director with Paul Soriano, ties the stories of three people to the beautiful island of Siargao. It is home to a burned-out musician Diego (Jericho Rosales) to which he returns to escape his troubles, where sheltered vlogger Laura (Erich Gonzales) tries to move on from a failed love, and where a local island girl (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) has second thoughts about a lost love.

GET TO KNOW THE CHARACTERS ​OF​ DISNEY'S “A WRINKLE IN TIME”

Meet the cast and characters of Disney’s  A Wrinkle in Time , an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love Directed by Emmy-winner and Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee,  A Wrinkle in Time stars two-time Academy Award-nominee Oprah Winfrey, Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon, Emmy-nominee Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa and introducing Storm Reid, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis and Emmy nominee Chris Pine.

THE MURDER MYSTERY BECOMES REAL IN “GAME NIGHT”

In Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema's  Game   Night , an action comedy with wild adventures, Max (Jason Bateman) and his wife, Annie (Rachel McAdams), and their four friends, are all set for a murder mystery party, courtesy of Max’s brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler). Always looking to one-up his little bro, Brooks has promised the avid small-time gamers an epic night, far beyond their usual menu of charades, trivia and Pictionary. So, minutes later, when armed thugs break down the door and drag him away, bound and gagged, his guests are duly impressed by how realistic the fight seemed, how terrified Brooks had looked, and how menacing his assailants were. They can hardly believe it was all staged.

“TOMB RAIDER” STAR ALICIA VIKANDER GREETS PHILIPPINES

Warner Bros. Pictures has a special video of “Tomb Raider” star Alicia Vikander greeting the people of the Philippines as she opens up about her fascination with Lara Croft, the female-empowering hero of the beloved game, and now, the film reboot. Check out the video at the following links and watch “Tomb Raider” in Philippine cinemas  Thursday, March 8 .

DIVE DEEP INTO THE WORLD OF ESPIONAGE AND SEDUCTION IN “RED SPARROW”

Time to meet brutally badass spies as Jennifer Lawrence brings to life the most fearless and most astute heroine on the big screen in the latest adult spy thriller “Red Sparrow”.  In the movie, Lawrence takes on the role of prima ballerina Dominika Egorova turned Russian spy and forced into the world of deception and seduction in order to survive.                 “Red Sparrow” is directed by Francis Lawrence, whose credits include global blockbuster films such as “Hunger Games” and “Constantine” composed of an impressive ensemble that includes Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, Matthias Schoenaerts, Joel Edgerton and Joely Richardson.  “The diversity of talent represented by our phenomenal cast speaks to the quality of the writing, the incredible vision of Francis and the rooting interest in Dominika as a character,” observes Producer David Ready. “Almost all of the actors who read the script were taken by what a page turner it was, and that they couldn

KLARISSE LAUNCHES AN ALL LOVE BALLAD ALBUM

Klarisse sings the OPM classic “Paalam Na” Kapamilya homegrown talent Klarisse de Guzman is all set to fascinate listeners this 2018 as she promotes her much-awaited, self-titled album “Klarisse,” her first major project with her new record label Star Music. The second placer in “The Voice of the Philippines” season 1 recently released her seven-track album, all love ballads in Tagalog, featuring the female balladeer’s beautiful voice.

STAR CINEMA BRINGS "NEVER SAY DIE" TO PH

Chinese megablockbuster film "Never Say Die" to premiere in PH Prepare for a LOL (laugh out loud) big screen experience as "Never Say Die," the body-swapping sports comedy film that has broken box-office records in China, opens in Philippine cinemas this February. "Never Say Die" is top billed by Chinese superstars Ai Lun and Ma Li, and was helmed by Song Yang and Zhang Chiyu. It is an adaptation of Manhua Funage stageplay of the same title, which was also directed by Song and Zhang.

RIA ATAYDE TOPBILLS “IPAGLABAN MO” THIS SATURDAY

Ria Atayde topbills “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday (Feb 24) to play a woman fighting for her rights after her employer dismissed her from work just because she got pregnant out of wedlock. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, Gladys sees to it that every day she strives hard to have a better life. With hard work, she managed to excel in the school she is working in and even got recognized as ‘Employee of the Year.’ On top of that, she also found love through her boyfriend Ben (Enzo Pineda).

Vivo takes music-lovers to an out-of-this-world gig at the UP Fair

Thousands of young music-lovers joined global smartphone brand Vivo at the University of the Philippines Sunken Garden on Friday, February 16, to an out of this world musical trip at the UP Fair Cosmos gig.     Crowds flock the Sunken Garden as early as 3:30pm for the UP Fair Cosmos concert. Vivo co-sponsored the concert headlined by the country’s top acts like Ebe Dancel, Barbie Almalbis, Aia de Leon, Mayonnaise, Callalily, Rocksteddy, Silent Sanctuary, Hale, and Itchyworms. They also shared the stage with up and coming artists such as IV of Spades, Ben&Ben, and Absolute Play.

OPPO Celebrates an OPM Weekend at the UP Fair Roots 2018

OPPO Philippines, in partnership with UP Economics Society and UP Underground Music Community, celebrated a music-filled weekend for another installment of the much-awaited UP Fair. With numerous exciting rides, countless food stalls, and engaging games and activities, the celebration was definitely one for the books! UP Fair Roots 2018 with more than 14,000 attendees

Kristoffer Martin and Migo Adecer Made It Into My Kilig Playlist With Their New Singles

I have always been in the mood for love songs especially during Valentine's month and been updating my playlist with new songs from crooners that get me into giddy mode while listening to them.  I chanced upon the latest singles of two GMA Artist Center singers - Kristoffer Martin and Migo Adecer. Kapuso singer and actor Kristoffer Martin released his new song “Paulit-Ulit” last January 18.  He debuted his new single on an episode of Spotlight Music Sessions last January 19. After a week, “Paulit-Ulit” made it to Spotify’s Philippines Viral 50 playlist. The song perfectly fits a theme song of a Koreanovela. It's very catchy and will definitely put you on LSS mode. Kristoffer has been one of the GMA artists that give me that kilig feels when he has a production number where he serenades.  Kristoffer signed with GMA Records in November 2017. Meanwhile, Kapuso singer and actor Migo Adecer released his new single “Suntok Sa Buwan” on February 8.  The song

DAISY RIDLEY, MARGOT ROBBIE LEND VOICES TO SISTERS OF “PETER RABBIT”

The Last Jedi  herself, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Best Actress nominee Margot Robbie and  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 's Elizabeth Debicki provide the voices of  Peter Rabbit 's triplet sisters in Sony Pictures Animation's new delightful comedy. The film is based on the beloved books by Beatrix Potter whose “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” begins with the now famous words: “Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.”

Getting To Know the FBois of Squad Goals

I've been a fan of barkada-themed movies that tackle their growing up years and how they address their generation's issues. I've watched Bagets, Pare Ko, TGIS, Gimik, among others and it's refreshing to know that there's something to look forward to with a similar theme. This summer, Viva Films will give us the film "Squad Goals" where we will be introduced to the new barkada FBois.

Konnichiwa Japan: A Travel Workshop By Klook

In case you weren’t able to catch them, Klook is going offline once again! Since launching local operations last September 2017, Klook has worked on building their brand in the Philippines and worked with different brands in the travel industry such as GetGo by Cebu Pacific Air. Klook has also worked with big influencers in the country like Maxene Magalona, Bela Padilla, Wil Dasovich, and Joyce Pring among others as well as big media platforms like Spot PH, Our Awesome Planet, The Poor Traveler, and When In Manila to name a few. 

BOYCE AVENUE WITH MOIRA AT THE BIG DOME

THE “BOYCE” ARE COMING BACK. One of the biggest independent bands in the world – BOYCE AVENUE , are coming to Manila for a concert on June 1st at the Araneta Coliseum , together with the most streamed local artist now in the Philippines, MOIRA . Boyce Avenue is comprised of the three Manzano brothers – Alejandro (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Fabian (guitar, vocals) and Daniel (bass, percussion, vocals). The Florida-based band was formed in 2004, and in 2007 they started posting videos on YouTube sharing not only their original songs, but also their distinctive acoustic covers with the world. The videos resonated instantly and to date the band's YouTube channel has amassed over 3.7 BILLION Views and over 10.6 MILLION Subscribers. On YouTube, the band is ranked above such artists as Justin Timberlake. Drake, Miley Cyrus, Sia, and Imagine Dragons. The brothers have forged a lasting and passionate digital fan base on other platforms as well, with over 3 MILLION Facebook like

ZION AQUINO, MAKES HEADWAY WITH NEW SINGLE “REASON ENOUGH”

Emerging balladeer Zion Aquino, who nabbed the 30 th  Awit Awards’ Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist, is ready to captivate hearts with his soulful cover of “Reason Enough,” his first single under Star Music. The singer-songwriter welcomed the challenge of singing his version of “Reason Enough,” originally one of the tracks from Regine Velasquez’s 1994 album “Listen Without Prejudice.”

PSYCHOLOGICAL ZOMBIE THRILLER “THE CURED” OPENS FEBRUARY 28

In a post-zombie era fuming with rage and controlled by fear, “The Cured” takes us to a world where zombies and humans can co-exist, a world where zombies can be humans again.  First screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the film stars Academy Award nominee Ellen Page (Juno) who plays Abbie in this psychological zombie-thriller that is sure to make you question how you think of zombies and the steps people in the society will take to reintegrate them into the normal.

“LADY BIRD” CONTENDS FOR 5 OSCARS, OPENS IN AYALA MALLS CINEMAS FEB 28

Vying for five major Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress, Universal Pictures'  Lady Bird  will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma, Greenebelt 1) starting  February 28 . Starring three-time Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan,  Lady Bird  also stars Laurie Metcalf (Best Supporting Actress nominee for her performance in the film), Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet. The film is written and directed by Greta Gerwig, and produced by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill.

CAN TRISTAN AND MALIA’S LOVE DEFEAT SANDRINO IN “LA LUNA SANGRE?”

As the dreaded apocalypse nears, can Tristan and Malia use love as their ultimate weapon to defeat Sandrino (Richard Gutierrez) in the upcoming finale of ABS-CBN’s hit fantasy action series “La Luna Sangre?” Tension continues to rise in the show’s last two weeks especially after Sandrino discovered that Tristan had betrayed him and sided with Malia once more. Now, the Supremo must do everything he can to stop his brother from putting all his efforts in vain. Tristan, meanwhile, remains confident that he will emerge victorious in the end together with his love, Malia.

Jollibee Classic Burger Steak campaign featuring Anne Curtis leaps from “viral” to “award-winning”

The country’s #1 fast-food chain—and 2017’s digital engagement leader across quick-service restaurants—Jollibee adds to its collection of entertaining, imaginative and shareable online videos with its latest Burger Steak ad featuring the multi-faceted, fun-loving Anne Curtis. The previous video, released late last year, gave viewers a glimpse of how a creative team brainstorms for a potentially viral ad, bringing together Anne Curtis’ wacky self, local pop-culture references and the 1970’s song hit “Loving You” to humorously promote the product.

MARITES ALLEN LAUNCHES PH’s FIRST 2018 FENG SHUI APP

Navigate the Year of the Earth Dog with confidence with the help of the first and only Feng Shui App this 2018 by renowned feng shui expert Marites Allen. This latest mobile application provides an excellent guide this lunar new year, featuring daily forecast, practical tips, and frequently used charts for easy compatibility reference, and is based on the Feng Shui Almanac by Marites, who also recently released her 2018 horoscope books -- almanac, planner, and fortune forecast -- published by ABS-CBN Publishing (API) and FRIGGA Charmed Life.

"BLACK PANTHER" RULES AT NO.1 WITH P258.57-M IN 5 DAYS

The Lunar Year of the Dog? For now it's more like a strong Year of the Panther, as Marvel Studios'  Black Panther  lunged and clawed its victorious way to Philippine cinemas, posting a monumental opening weekend of Php 258.57-M (including sneaks)  in five days  (Feb 14 – 18). With that smash figure, Filipino Marvel fans gave  Black Panther  the most successful February launch in industry history as well as the year's biggest opening weekend to-date.

BRUCE WILLIS TAKES CRIME FIGHTING TO THE EXTREME IN “DEATH WISH”

Action icon Bruce Willis becomes mortal grim reaper in “Death Wish” as character’s his life is shattered when his wife was killed and left his daughter in a coma during a robbery attempt in their home.  In “Death Wish”, Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) has it all: A beautiful family, a lovely home and an exciting and meaningful career as a surgeon in the emergency room of a bustling hospital. But when Kersey’s wife Lucy (Elisabeth Shue) is killed during a robbery attempt at their home and his daughter Jordan (Camila Morrone) is left in a coma after fighting back against the three attackers, he enters a world he never planned for. Emotionally shut down, Kersey leans on his brother Frank (Vincent D’Onofrio) for help, and on Detectives Raines and Jackson (Dean Norris and Kimberly Elise) for any updates on the arrests of the men who did this to his family.

JACKIE CHAN MIXES ACTION AND SCI-FI IN HIS LATEST MOVIE “BLEEDING STEEL”

Martial Arts Superstar Jackie Chan heats up the big screen again in his latest action / sci-fi movie, BLEEDING STEEL, which will open in Philippine theaters starting February 21. Directed by Leo Zhang, the movie tells the story of Special Agent Lin Dong (Chan) who gets torn between his family and his duty. He gets a phone call from the hospital informing him that his daughter who’s suffering from Leukemia is in critical condition. He rushes to the hospital, but on the way gets another phone call this time from a co-worker, informing him of an immediate and dangerous mission.

The Muhlachs are back again for “Isa pang Chickenjoy!”

Aga Muhlach on why Jollibee Chickenjoy will always be his family’s favorite fried chicken From L to R: Jollibee Brand PR and Engagement Specialist Celina Tan; Assistant Brand Manager Shaun Si; Marketing Director for Flagship Products Cathleen Capati; Global Chief Marketing Officer and Philippines Head of Marketing Francis Flores; Aga, Charlene, Atasha and Andres Muhlach; Senior Brand Manager for Chickenjoy Joseph Aruta; Assistant Brand Manager Pamie Cruz; and Brand PR and Engagement Manager Cat Triviño. For Aga Muhlach and his family, there is only one brand that comes to mind when you talk about fried chicken:  Jollibee Chickenjoy . Jollibee, the country’s number one fast-food brand has always been known for its wide variety of offerings. They have delighted taste buds and captured the hearts of Filipino diners for four decades now. Of course, the most famous offering is Chickenjoy: a crispylicious, juicylicious, gravylicious favorite that continues to thrill Filipinos

How to be Yassi Pressman?

The newest face of the SAMSUNG Galaxy A8 and A8+ reveals how she cherishes her best experiences  “The closest that we have [to relieve the best experiences] are photos and videos, and these are things that can take us back to those times.”- Yassi Pressman Yassi Pressman is a force to be reckoned with. She pours her heart and soul in all her acting roles – from primetime to the silver screen, and electrifies the dance floor with smooth mov­es and unparalleled energy. Now that the Fil-Brit actress has been recently introduced as the newest face of the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+, she cannot wait to experience even more. But how does she do it? “My family fuels me to go all-out in life. My dad always pushed me to work hard and persevere, especially during the times when I felt like I was nothing,” the 22-year old shares. But more than her family, Yassi also draws strength from her fans – who she sees as a big part of her life. “You’ll be surprised with the photos they tag

JAMES CORDEN ​IS ​VOICE​ OF​ THE RASCAL, REBEL “PETER RABBIT”

British comedian and talk show host James Corden ( Into the Woods, The Late Late Show ) brings a perfect balance of mischief and charm as the voice of the eponymous hero in Columbia Pictures' family adventure  Peter Rabbit  (in Philippine cinemas  February 28 ). In Peter Rabbit™, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy.

A HERO PREPARES TO FIND HERSELF IN “TOMB RAIDER”

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes  Tomb Raider  starring Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander in the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero. Lara Croft, its tomb-raiding archaeologist heroine, is known around the world and has been for the more than 20 years since her first video game became a global smash. The character is loved by gamers everywhere but is also recognizable to millions who have never even picked up a controller. In this new  Tomb Raider  big-screen adventure, Lara’s boldness remains from her previous videogame and film incarnations, but the filmmakers are working to bring us a side of Lara Croft that we have never experienced on the big screen – an icon who is just finding her feet.