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HOOQ FILMMAKERS GUILD PREMIERES 5 ORIGINAL ASIAN PILOTS

HOOQ – the largest Video on Demand service in South-East Asia – premieres 5 original selected screenplays as pilot episodes to on the platform today. This is part of the inaugural HOOQ Filmmakers Guild wherein the best of these 5 pilots will be commissioned into a full series on the platform. The 5 pilots are: Bhak (India), Haunt Me (Singapore), How To Be A Good Girl (Singapore), Aliansi (Indonesia) and Heaven and Hell (Indonesia).  The 5 were selected from over 500 submissions received by HOOQ, over a 2-month period, from all over South East Asia.They comprisea mix of genres, from sci-fi comedy to action-thriller and even supernatural-horror.

Chikkaness Staycation: Nauvoo Farm Resort

I love taking weekend breaks and explore nearby places to de-stress and rejuvenate. For this Sunday, I went to a mountain resort (my first time) along with my sibling and cousin that's just 2 hours away from Quezon City. The place is not yet as popular as others of its kind but I tell you this is a perfect spot for a quick getaway that will give you a last place syndrome. Nauvoo (Nah-vu) Farm Resort is a 4.5 hectare mountain resort situated at the outskirt of Mount Arayat in Barangay Ayala, Magalang, Pampanga. It is a family owned resort by Nogoy Family who are based in Las Vegas, USA (oh I missed that place - I stayed there for a month for work.) It's searchable through Waze. It was kind of a bumpy ride going there passing through trees on the side. I saw other farm resorts on the road and was thinking that this is kinda far. But behold, when we arrived oh wow I was stunned by its beauty and serenity.  Prior going there, I already checked some photos fr

SOMETHING WICKED IN FIRST TRAILER OF “HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS”

In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett star in  The House with a Clock in Its Walls , from Amblin Entertainment.   Check out its newly-launched trailer and teaser poster below and watch  The House with a Clock in Its Walls  in Philippine cinemas  October 24 .

Vivo welcomes Edward Barber, Ivan Dorschner as its newest brand endorsers

The first quarter of 2018 is just about to close and Vivo already has quite a surprise up their sleeve for their loyal customers. First, the 5th in the 2016-2017 Leading Global Smartphone Brands, is shaking up the smartphone industry with the release of its newest flagship, the Vivo V9. This latest smartphone offering from Vivo boasts not only of the brand’s thumbprint selfie-centric camera but also of artificial intelligence-powered beautifying tools for even further beautiful shots and a super HDR mode which ensures that each photo comes out clearer than ever, with the most vivid of colors. The V9 also rocks a bigger display complemented by a full HD resolution along with the futuristic Face ID and fingerprint unlock component. Second, Vivo fully knows its audience and as such, makes sure to get their brand message across through only the best of influencers. This 2018, Vivo introduces two new brand endorsers, Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) heartthrobs Edward Barber and Ivan Dors

PRODUCTION UNDERWAY ON MARVEL STUDIOS’ “CAPTAIN MARVEL”

Marvel Studios has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, California, on its newest film, “Captain Marvel.” The production is shooting in and around the greater Los Angeles area, which will also serve as the production base for the film. The production will also shoot on location in Fresno, California, as well as locations in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Set for release in the United States on March 8, 2019, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include “Mississippi Grind” and “Half Nelson.” An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out,” “The Good Dinosaur”), Nicole Perlman (upcoming “First Man,” Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Tomb Raider,” upcoming “Sherlock Holmes 3”), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (“Glow”), and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

Magic and Drama Make an Awesome April on AXN

This April on AXN, magic hits the streets while thrilling adventures continue to unfold. Explore the world of underground street magicians in the magic show Don’t Blink; and America’s favorite hero embarks on her most dangerous mission in the new season of the drama thriller Quantico.

NOCTURNAL DANCE COMPANY AND ORVILLE TONIDO NAMED GRAND FINALISTS OF "PILIPINAS GOT TALENT"

Nocturnal Dance Company and Orville Tonido    were named the first two grand finalists ABS-CBN’s world class talent search “Pilipinas Got Talent.” After showcasing another fantastic fusion of modern and tribal dance, the Nocturnal Dance Company captivated viewers and garnered 44.55% of the combined online and text votes. 

Kris Aquino's Home tour Facebook videos reaches 14M views

Queen of All Media and PLDT Home ambassador Kris Aquino is a certified social media icon. Following a hiatus from her mainstream TV career,  she re-established herself as the Queen of Digital Infotainment, gaining a massive base of fans who are continuously enamored by her wit, charm and captivating personality.

BIG HIT ENTERTAINMENT AND YOUTUBE RED LAUNCH ORIGINAL SERIES BTS: BURN THE STAGE

WATCH THE BAND IGNITE THE WORLD ON MARCH 28 ONLY ON YOUTUBE RED ​   ​   Global music phenomenon and K-Pop superstars BTS will star in an all-new YouTube Original series exclusively available on YouTube Red, titled BTS: BURN THE STAGE. Launching on March 28 at 11:00 p.m. Philippine time, this eight-episode series is an intimate eyewitness account of their star-making, sold-out world tour “2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE: THE WINGS TOUR,” taking BTS for 300 days through 20 cities across Asia, South America, and the United States, as well as their meteoric rise on the global stage through the band’s eyes. 

Win a Vivo V9 and get to experience the perfect shot, the perfect view

The newly released Vivo V9 that boasts of a 90% FullScreen Display and a 24-megapixel AI front camera, among other cutting-edge specs is every selfie lover’s dream smartphone. It was recently introduced in the Philippines at the City of Dreams on March 22. Vivo is yet to give details about its new flagship smartphone’s official release date in the Philippines. But, it is generously giving away three Vivo V9 smartphones to its loyal followers. The Vivo V9 with a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera can be all yours by answering the smartphone brand’s specific theme for the week with your story and your photo.

SCALE AND STRENGTH: KAIJU VS JAEGERS IN “PACIFIC RIM UPRISING”

In the  Pacific Rim  universe, the Kaiju are giant monsters that erupted from the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Entering our world through the dimension-spanning portal called the Breach, they are living weapons of mass destruction, bio-engineered to terraform planets. In Universal Pictures’ new epic action-adventure  Pacific Rim Uprising , the Kaiju evolve into a deadly and unexpected new species. (Watch the Pacific Rim Uprising featurette “A Look Inside” at  https://youtu.be/aA1Z3KUJ1rA .) In Japanese, the word “Kaiju” literally means “strange beast,” but is more commonly translated as “giant monster.” Director Steven DeKnight, who grew up watching the Japanese Kaiju movies of the 1950s and ’60s, reminisces: “I loved them as a kid, back when it was the man-in-a-suit approach. What I love about doing a Kaiju film now, with the technology we have, is that we have a chance to make it that much more spectacular. As much as I love the nostalgia of those original films

​CREEPY ​POSTERS, TV SPOTS ARRIVE FOR “A QUIET PLACE”

Paramount Pictures has ramped up the buzz for its modern horror thriller  A Quiet Place,  directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt, with the reveal of its two new posters and two new spots. Check out the one-sheets here and the spots at  https://youtu.be/vdu0zVZOF7o  and  https://youtu.be/Fz5FHhDWCHQ . In the modern horror thriller  A Quiet Place,  a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.

iPhone lookalike Vivo V9 with 24MP AI selfie camera to start pre-order on March 26

Global smartphone brand Vivo will accept pre-orders of its new flagship phone, the V9, beginning March 26. The announcement was made during Vivo's summer-inspired launch of the V9 at the City of Dreams Manila on March 22. For those who want to be the firsts to get their hands on the Vivo V9, it will be available for pre-order starting March 26 until April 5, 2018 .

“THE WALKING DEAD'S” JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN HAS A BLAST IN “RAMPAGE”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan freed up some time from his busy schedule on TV's  The Walking Dead , so he can star opposite Dwayne Johnson in New Line Cinema's epic adventure  Rampage  (in Philippine cinemas  Thursday, April 12 ). And he obviously enjoyed himself doing the actioner. He shares, “For one scene, I’m firing four clips of machine gun fire into a giant monster, and the director yells cut and walks up to me and says, ‘Can you stop smiling?’ – because I’m having such a good time with  Rampage !”

MEET THE GEEK FRIENDS KNOWN AS THE HIGH FIVE IN “READY PLAYER ONE”

Meet the young geeks who comprise the High Five in Steven Spielberg's epic sci-fi adventure  Ready Player One –  Wade/Parzival, Samantha/Art3mis, Helen/Aech, Toshiro/Daito and Zhou/Sho. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Vivo unveils the all-new ‘V9’ AI-powered FullView™ display smartphone in the Philippines

Global smartphone brand Vivo has revealed its all-new sleek and stylish V9 flagship unit at the City of Dreams Manila in a summer-themed unveiling that was attended by over 200 members of the press and other guests.     Vivo welcomed its guests late Thursday afternoon at the Wave, a contemporary poolside deck, restaurant, and bar so they can experience the V9 and take selfies and photos with the sunset as their backdrop. Vivo then picked one lucky and creative photo posted on Instagram to win a V9 unit.   Vivo executives led by Brand Director Annie Lim answered some of the questions of the media during the V9 press launch. The program continued at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom with Myx VJ Ai dela Cruz as the host. They were formally welcomed by Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim who recapped the smartphone company’s feats in the Philippines. Since it entered the Philippine market in 2016, Vivo has been steadily rising to become the country’s top three brand with over 5

Pascual, DJ Moophs Have a Summer Hit On Their Hands with “OMW”

Spring may have officially started in the U.S. though it still feels like winter in most places.  But with the latest collab track dropped by Billboard Philippines Top 20 chart-topper  Inigo Pascual  and  DJ and music producer Chris Lopez a.k.a. Moophs , expect the duo to fan the flames of summer heat from the Philippines and bring it to American shores with their new single,  “OMW (On My Way)” . This is not the first time that  Pascual and Moophs  have worked or performed together.  Both are coming off the high profile success of  “One Music X”  last November in Dubai, UAE which turned out to be one of the biggest music festivals of the year in the Middle East.  Just last weekend, the two also performed at the prestigious Coronation Night of the Bb. Pilipinas beauty pageant held at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum in Metropolitan Manila.

SCOTT EASTWOOD, FIERCE AND FURIOUS IN “PACIFIC RIM UPRISING”

Most recently seen in  Fast & Furious 8  and  Suicide Squad , Scott Eastwood has quickly emerged as one of Hollywood’s most highly sought-after actors. Now, he stars as Nathan Lambert, one of the world's best Jaeger pilots in Universal Pictures' new epic action-adventure  Pacific Rim Uprising  (in Philippine cinemas Black  Saturday, March 31 .) (Watch the Pacific Rim Uprising featurette “A New Beginning” at  https://youtu.be/UVt33lmn99I .) Nathan Lambert is a Pan Pacific Defense Corps (PPDC) Ranger, and heads up the training program for the in-coming pilots called Cadets.

“DEADPOOL 2” FULL TRAILER REVEAL – REDBAND AND GREENBAND

Red-dy yourselves as 20th Century Fox unravels more in the latest full trailer of what’s in store in the hugely anticipated “Deadpool 2” that will open on  May 16  in Philippine cinemas.                  Redband trailer:   https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Q4Oi8Wthiew   / Greenband trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=qPEkPhS8JMs                 Starring Ryan Reynolds as the returning titular character, “Deadpool 2” trailer explodes with familiar and new characters, friends and fiends of Wade Wilson aka Deadpool in a series of non-stop, high-octane action.  

OPPO F7 is Coming Soon in the Philippines

6.2-inch Super Full Screen with Multitasking features for easier and more convenient access OPPO is set to introduce the new F7, as the latest addition to its famous Selfie Expert series this April 2018. Packed with a 6.23” FHD+ Super Full Screen display, F7 strengthens the company’s leadership position as the Selfie Expert among young people everywhere. The 6.23” Super Full Screen display of the OPPO F7 gives an astonishing 89.09% screen to body ratio. Despite a larger screen, the OPPO F7 still carries a footprint of a 5.5” smartphone, making it easy to carry as it fits just right in your palm. Having a 2280 x 1080 resolution, the F7’s larger screen ensures a more immersive and vivid experience during gaming or simple browsing.

'STATUS UPDATE' TO HIT PH CINEMAS

Wishes come true this summer through 'Status Update' ABS-CBN Films-Star Cinema is set to release the hit American teen comedy romance "Status Update" in Philippine cinemas this summer. From a screenplay of Jason Filardi, "Status Update," helmed by Scott Speer, who directed the 2012-hit "Step Up Revolution," is topbilled by Ross Lynch and Olivia Holt.

JOHNNY DEPP IS OUT TO SOLVE THE MYSYERY AS “SHERLOCK GNOMES”

Someone is stealing London’s yard ornaments, and there’s only one detective small enough for a mystery this big:  Sherlock Gnomes . Johnny Depp lends his voice to the titular character  Sherlock Gnomes,  while Chiwetel Ejiofor plays his long-suffering sidekick, Watson, in the eagerly anticipated sequel to hit comedy  Gnomeo and Juliet.

JAIRUS FIGHTS VIOLENCE AGAINST MEDIA IN “IPAGLABAN MO”

Jairus Aquino seeks justice for his co-worker and fellow journalist, played by Raymond Bagatsing, who got slayed by a cop right before his eyes this Saturday (March 24) in “Ipaglaban Mo.” Jethro (Jairus) followed his father’s footsteps and became a journalist.  He met veteran reporter Bernard (Raymond), a committed journalist who would risk his own life to expose the truth to the public.

JEREMY RENNER INTRODUCES THE FIRST TRAILER OF NEW COMEDY “TAG”

Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms and Jon Hamm play an impromptu game of tag as they introduce the outrageous official trailer 1 of New Line Cinema's upcoming comedy “Tag.” Check out the trailer at the links below and watch “Tag” in Philippine cinemas soon. Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/warne rbrosphils/videos/201351934201 0930/ YouTube:  https://youtu.be/x23la8B_9zQ Based on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.