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VST PRODUCTIONS' INITIAL FEATURE FILM “BOY TOKWA: LODI NG GAPO” STARS JOSE MANALO

Comedian and Eat Bulaga dabarkads Jose Manalo stars in VST Productions first feature film presentation “Boy Tokwa: Lodi ng Gapo” directed by Tony Y. Reyes.                Based on a true story, from the accounts of Rodrigo Morelos’ (aka Boy Tokwa) friends, the movie sees Boy’s grandson, Andy Morelos Woods, head back to the Philippines to search the truth about his grandfather.

“INSTANT FAMILY,” “WONDER PARK,” “SONIC THE HEDGEHOG” LAUNCH NEW POSTERS

Three highly anticipated family films from United International Pictures have just unveiled their new one-sheet artworks, namely the comedy  Instant Family , the animated adventure  Wonder Park  and the combined live-action & animated feature  Sonic the Hedgehog . Check out the posters here!

“BUMBLEBEE” ACCLAIMED BY U.S. CRITICS AS BEST TRANSFORMERS MOVIE EVER

Paramount Pictures’ new action-adventure  Bumblebee  has been hailed by US critics as “best  Transformers  movie ever,” boasting a certified fresh 93% in Rotten Tomatoes’ scale.  This thanks to director Travis Knight who’s added charm, playfulness and a big heart to a coming-of-age story. Check out the film’s new Spot here and watch  Bumblebee  in Philippine cinemas Tuesday, January 8.

“HAPPY DEATH DAY” SEQUEL’S TRAILER PROMISES MORE TWISTS, SCARES

This Valentine's Day, death makes a killer comeback.  Watch the first official trailer of Universal Pictures’ upcoming suspense thriller  Happy Death Day 2U , the sequel to the 2017 acclaimed box-office hit  Happy Death Day .  Original director and screenwriter Christopher Landon and star Jessica Rothe are back for more scares. Check out the teaser poster and trailer here and watch Happy Death Day 2U in Philippine cinemas February 13.

BEWARE and WARNING!

The Netflix Interactive Film you’re about to experience is different from other Netflix Interactive Films... namely because it’s the only one. In this ’80s-set, sometimes morally-compromising adventure, you alone are in charge of what happens next. The journeys you go on are a direct result of your decisions.

OFFICIAL TRAILER REVEAL “THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING”

A retelling of the Arthurian legend for the iPhone generation, “The Kid Who Would Be King” is a thrilling adventure for the young and the young at heart.

GREATEST BEDTIME STORY EVER TOLD STARTS JANUARY 16 - “ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL”

From the studio that brought you “A Miracle on 34th Street” and “Home Alone,” everyone’s favorite disreputable superhero returns to the big screen with a fairytale twist on Deadpool 2 that the whole family can enjoy. With over 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage, “Once Upon A Deadpool” is jam-packed with festive surprises that will open on January 16 in select cinemas nationwide.

ACER EXTENDS THE HOLIDAYS WITH G-SHOCK PARTNERSHIP

During the holidays, we show our generosity by shopping for our loved ones. Throughout the years, we have become wiser when it comes to shopping. We always want a bang for their buck. These days, that is how it works. Everyone wants a shopping experience that offers more value for money than just an outright purchase. People learned how to weigh pros and cons on the spot. There is no better time to spend for your loved ones than the Holidays. As everyone would say, it is the season of giving. Perfect for any lifestyle, laptops can be your go-to gift.

GLOBAL POP SINGING SENSATION AND 2019 DOUBLE GRAMMY NOMINEE DUA LIPA TO CO-WRITE AND PERFORM “SWAN SONG” SINGLE FOR THE MOVIE “ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL”

Global pop singing sensation and 2019 double Grammy nominee Dua Lipa, will co-write and perform a new single, “ Swan Song, ” for Twentieth Century Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel, the epic action-adventure from producers James Cameron and Jon Landau (Avatar) and director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City). The film will be released in Philippine cinemas on February 6.             “From the moment we saw her video for ‘New Rules,’ we knew that Dua Lipa would be the perfect artist to do a song for Alita: Battle Angel,” commented Producer Jon Landau.  “She has the kick-ass strength, power and attitude in her performances that Alita embodies in the movie.  Jim, Robert and I are thrilled to have her onboard and are confident she will make 'Swan Song' the perfect inspiring and empowering anthem for our film.”

Peri-Peri cooks up awesome flavours at McKinley Venice Grand Canal

Bryan Tiu and Enchong Dee at the ceremonial chicken chopping for the grand opening of  the newly-relocated Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar at Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley, BGC. Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar,  known for their succulent charcoal-grilled chicken, premium fall-off-the-bone BBQ back ribs, and the widest selection of sauces,   is set to excite more palates with its trademark flavours as it opens its newly-relocated store in McKinley, BGC. Finding a new home at the Venice Grand Canal Mall, the homegrown restaurant will add some much-needed zing and sizzle to the upscale area.

Who is "Ligaya" in Ronnie Liang's life?

I spent late afternoon with singer-actor Ronnie Liang over a cup of coffee and we talked about the wonderful twelve years he have in showbiz. An alumna of the reality show Pinoy Dream Academy, Ronnie has come a long way as he ventured into acting apart from being a singer. Some of his peers are no longer around but his star has continued shining with the right attitude and continued passion that he has exemplified throughout the years. He's celebrating 12 years with an album #RonnieLiang12 under Viva Records that features songs that he loved even before he joined showbiz. He's currently promoting his latest single "Ligaya"a revival of the Eraserheads' hit song.  Liang is set to perform at the New Year Countdown of Mariott Manila on December 31 and on February 2, 2019 with Sarah Geronimo This Is Me Live in Baguio City. Ronnie Liang will have a major concert on May 2019 at New Frontier Araneta Center and soon release a duet with the Pop star Ro

Sylvia Sanchez Gets Personal with "SYLVIAHERA"

Admittedly, I was surprised that top-caliber actress Sylvia Sanchez would make her own vlog but then I realized, why not. Celebrities should not be boxed by the roles they play or by how media manipulate their image. The public now deserves to see the real person that they are and blogging/vlogging has been a great tool to showcase that. Her vlog "SYLVIAHERA" will bring us to a food and travel journey that's close to her heart. I was able to watch the first episode prior to its launch and it really has that homecoming feels in a province. According to director Nico Garcia, Sylvia's vlog is a 20 minute docu which will have sub programs of a day in a life of a mother who hailed from Agusan. Different recipes, an evolution, not to teach but mostly to share how she feels about a good culinary adventure will be featured. This is much like tracing her roots, to teach the younger generation things that are not complicated. Go to places even in a cramped area, t

SUSPENSE THRILLER “US” TERRIFIES WITH FIRST TRAILER

Watch the first trailer for Universal Pictures’ new suspense thriller  Us , a new nightmare from the mind of Academy Award Winner Jordan Peele, writer/director of  Get Out . Check out the trailer here and watch  Us  in Philippine cinemas March 13, 2019.

MEET THE CAST & CHARACTERS OF “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”

Bringing Disney’s  Mary Poppins Returns , an original film musical, to the big screen was a massive undertaking. From developing a new story about the next generation of the Banks family to creating new music that feels fresh but with nostalgic elements, director Rob Marshall and his team faced numerous challenges. But without the right actors to bring that magic to life, the work would be in vain.  An impressive array of acclaimed actors, led by Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep, helped Marshall accomplish his mission.

NEW INTERNATIONAL TRAILER FOR “GLASS” PITS THE PROTECTOR VS THE BEAST

The Protector (Bruce Willis) must stop The Beast (James McAvoy) from a murderous rampage orchestrated by Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) in the new international trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s eagerly anticipated suspnse thriller  Glass. Check out the film’s new trailer here and watch  Glass  in Philippine cinemas January 16, 2019.

Who is senatoriable SAMIRA GUTOC?

A resident from Marawi City is running for Senator this 2019 and she's SAMIRA GUTOC. To those who intimately know her, she is mother, a long-time community organizer and a true representative of the marginalized: a Filipino Muslim woman working with the poorest of the poor in one of the most impoverished regions in the country.  But what makes her a viable candidate for the Senate is her passion to fight for the principles she believes in and her insistence to take on the cause of the people she serves. She said she has lived with the people in the fringes long enough to see that their rights and welfare are ignored, and are often considered a nuisance to the national government.  As a former journalist, a long-time community organizer and a peace builder by heart, Samira has the competence to represent the truly marginalized. Her experience as a correspondent for the Inquirer opened her eyes to the harsh realities of people living, and dying, in the fringes. Sh

KathNiel renews contract with Shawarma Shack

The most popular loveteam in the country continues to be the ambassadors of the Shawarma Shack as it renews it's contract with the fast rising shawarma food brand. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla signed the contract with Shawarma Shack owners Walther Buenavista and Patty Collantes. “We continue to believe in the strong influence of Kathniel in promoting our product, that is why we never had second thoughts in renewing their endorsement contract with us," says Walther in the contract signing event held at Revolver Studio, where the newest Kathniel Shawarma Shack television commercial was filmed under the direction of Mark Meily. "Since we acquired Daniel and Kathryn as our endorsers, our franchisees have doubled, even tripled and in 2019, we are bound to open more branches nationwide. indeed, we have grown so fast with Kathniel as our partners," Patty says.  SHAWARMA SHACK is the home of the best value-for-money shawarma offering in the country. T

AC Bonifacio is All About It!

AC Bonifacio took retro to a whole new level as she celebrated her 16 th  birthday in her first solo concert  “AC All About It” at SM North EDSA Skydome last December 14, 2018. Over a thousand excited fans flocked to see AC showcase her multiple talents onstage. Apart from performing her hit singles “Sumayaw, Sumaya” and “Touch and Move,” she also lent her killer moves and vocals toremarkable hits from Michael Jackson, Sarah Geronimo, Queen, and Rihanna.

SYLVIA SANCHEZ AND BOOTS ANSON-ROA STAR IN “MMK” EPISODE ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

A daughter lets go of an old resentment for own mother A daughter learns to let go of an old family conflict and returns home to care for her gravely ailing mother in this Saturday’s (December 22) episode of “MMK,” which stars Sylvia Sanchez  and Boots Anson Roa. This is the second part of the “MMK” Christmas episode last year,  “Sumbrero” featuring Toni Gonzaga, Gloria Diaz and Boots Anson-Roa.    Jona grew up resenting her mother for being too busy with the family’s livelihood and developing an addiction for gambling and drugs.

EMMET TAKES OFF ON A SPACE ADVENTURE IN “THE LEGO MOVIE 2” TRAILER

Everything is more awesome in space.  Emmet takes off on another adventure in the new trailer for the big-screen animated comedy “The LEGO® Movie 2” from Warner Bros. Pictures.

“MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL” DROPS FIRST OFFICIAL TRAILER

Next year, the universe is expanding.  Watch the full trailer now of Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure  Men in Black International  from the director The Fast and the Furious 8 and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Liam Neeson. The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe.  In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

MIGUELA LAUNCHES DEBUT ALBUM UNDER STAR MUSIC

Miguela, the 17-year old founder of the social enterprise Migmarks and Arts, has released her self-titled debut album under Star Music, now available on digital stores with sales proceeds to benefit Bantay Bata 163. The new eight-track collection consists of different love songs—music on falling in love, love of country, and love of a mother and child. Five of these tracks are in English, with music and lyrics by Miguela herself.

Game On this Holidays with the best AGON Monitor deals

AOC, the number one monitor brand of the Philippines of 2017 according to an individual report published by IDC, is bringing the best deals to competitive gamers this holiday season with AGON Gaming monitors.                 Highly renowned in the e-sports industry and used by competitive e-sports teams, AGON monitors is sure to provide the competitive edge to gamers with their high refresh rate monitors with a wide variety models that will suit your flavor.

ROB MARSHALL CREATES AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL FOR THE BIG-SCREEN WITH “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”

It has always been a dream of Rob Marshall’s to conceive an original musical specifically for film. The Oscar®-nominated ( Chicago ), Emmy® and DGA Award-winning director, who began his career on the Broadway stage as a choreographer and director, is responsible for the successful screen adaptations of  Chicago ,  Nine , and  Into the Woods , and understands the world of film and the world of Broadway musicals in a unique and personal way.  Mary Poppins Returns , the sequel to the 1964 classic  Mary Poppins  starring Julie Andrews as the beloved nanny, was a chance for Marshall to create an homage to the classic movie musicals of his youth.

PLDT Home unveils exclusive holiday treats for subscribers for 'Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration' live at the Mall of Asia Arena!

For kids and the kids at heart, nothing ushers in the Christmas spirit more than the yearly Disney On Ice show, which brings to life the the magical world of Disney in an unforgettable, spell-binding performance. PLDT Home, the country's No. 1 broadband, is once again bringing more Filipinos the experience of this year’s spectacular show:  Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration  live at the Mall of Asia Arena this December 25 to January 6, via exclusive offers for subscribers.

NEW “GLASS” CHARACTER POSTERS SHATTER THE SUPER HEROES

David Dunn (Bruce Willis), Eijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) and Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) get their character posters for M. Night Shyamalan’s eagerly anticipated new suspense thriller Glass.

AQUAMAN IS KING OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Epic Super Hero Adventure is #1  in   the Philippines, Breaks Record for Biggest December Opening Weekend Ever for a Foreign Title Warner Bros. Pictures’ first-ever  Aquaman  standalone feature  is making  huge waves at the box office, coming in at #1 internationally for the second week in a row, and taking in an impressive  Php 230.4-million  in its opening weekend in  the Philippines. The epic action adventure, directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa in the title role, opened on approximately 643 screens on December 12, with sold-out shows and fans lining up to be among the first to see the film.  The opening weekend marked the All-Time Biggest December Opening Weekend for a Foreign Title, surpassing 2015’s  Star Wars: The Force Awakens  with Php 188-million.

DISCOVER THE ORIGINS OF “BUMBLEBEE” ON EARTH IN NEW ADVENTURE FILM

In the more than 12 years since the first  Transformers  film commenced shooting in White Sands, New Mexico, the straightforward idea of turning a popular toy into a movie has surprised even its creators by growing into a worldwide phenomenon with box office receipts totaling $4.3 billion. With Paramount Pictures’ new action-adventure Bumblebee , the saga enters new territory with a story as emotionally resonant as it is action-packed. Check out a new Spot here and watch  Bumblebee  in Philippine cinemas Tuesday, January 8.

“MARY POPPINS RETURNS” VIES FOR GOLDEN GLOBE, SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS

Walt Disney Pictures’ heartwarming musical  Mary Poppins Returns  has solidified its status as a strong awards contender as the Rob Marshall film has collected major nominations at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. At the Globes,  Mary Poppins Returns  is nominated for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Emily Blunt), Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Marc Shaiman).