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Thor "The Dark World": Movie Review

Thor: The Dark World By: Lakwatsera Lovers We are lucky enough to have Thor: The Dark World in a much earlier release here in the Philippines. It will be a certified box-office hit as it is the second Avenger solo film following the release of Iron Man 3 earlier this year. It is just a preparation for the next Avengers movie we've all waiting for, and The Dark World is the answer to satisfy the thirst of waiting. After years in slumber, the dark elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) awakens and seeks for revenge to the Asgardian empire that defeated their race. He is looking for the ancient artifact called Aether and wants to use it to destroy the nine realms. Unfortunately, astrophysicist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) stumbled upon it and enters her body. Soon, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) brings Jane to Asgard to get the Aether out of her, but he also lures Malekith into their territory. The film was really a visual feast, with each realms that looks staggering with

Buy Movie and Event Tickets Online with SM Cinema, SM Tickets, and VISA

Skip the long lines and buy movie and event tickets with just a few clicks. SM Cinema, the largest movie exhibitor in the country to date, and SM Tickets have made it possible for users to get tickets wherever they are, whenever they want, in an easy and secure way. To top it off, VISA has added an exciting twist to the online ticket buying experience through the SM Cinema and SM Tickets Online Raffle.   From October 21 to December 31, 2013, registered users of and will get a chance to win smartphones, tablets, and more – weekly. The mechanics are simple: Users just need to log on to their SM Cinema or SM Tickets online account, and use debit, prepaid, or credit VISA card to buy tickets. Every successful ticket purchase using VISA card automatically entitles the buyer to a raffle entry. Winners will be drawn weekly. Non-winning entries will still be included in the succeeding weekly raffle draws. Prizes get more and more exciting as the

Captain Green Trains Children against Dengue

When Captain Green goes to a school for a visit, you know he has an important message to say. In an effort to turn youngsters to be “Dengue Defenders,” Green Cross Insect Repellent Gentle Protect is bringing an interactive program featuring Captain Green to schools all over the country. Helped by a chock-full of visuals, song-and-dance presentations and audience participation, the hero will deliver the newest information about the disease and the ways to zap its culprit —the dreaded dengue-lamok. The mosquito villain will also be present buzzing around but will ultimately be defeated by Captain Green. “ We are aware of the gravity of the dengue disease,” says Vince Camua, Senior Brand Manager from Green Cross. “Statistics show that almost half of the people who contracted dengue last year were children from ages 1-10. This is the reason why we are bringing our advocacy to schools and educating them on the myths surrounding the dengue disease.”

Fairytale“SNOW QUEEN” Inspires Disney's “FROZEN”

Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Tangled,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy-adventure inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.” Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.   Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. “ Our film is inspired by Andersen’s classic tale, ‘The Snow Queen,’” says director Chris Buck, “and yet ‘Frozen’ is a story distinctly our own—wonderfully emotional, with plenty of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.” “ Our story started as a very simple idea about the power of family and has grown into something more grand than we could have ever envisioned,” adds director Jennifer Lee, w

Prepare for “DEVIL’S DUE” – Trailer Debut

The most horrifying delivery is about to take place in “Devil’s Due,” a movie that employs found footage style on the coming of the antichrist.  The movie is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett written by Lindsay Devlin and Zoe Green. 20 th Century Fox delivers its first trailer ever here  which Wes Craven, the master of horror mentioned (in his twitter @wescraven) that the trailer is creepy and congratulates writer Lindsay as well.    Starring Zach Gilford and Allison Miller as Zach and Samantha McCall as newlyweds who find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy right after their honeymoon.  After a mysterious night during their honeymoon, the couple notice mysterious people following and spying on them.  Eventually, these people are revealed to be Christian heretics who believe they can use some of Christianity's earliest symbols to bring forth the Anti-Christ.  While recording everything for posterity,

She's The One: Movie Review

She's The One By: Lakwatsera Lovers Star Cinema has already mastered making rom-com movies. Some of them made a mark while other was left in the top shelf of a video rental store. She's The One is their latest offering, which pits Bea Alonzo, Dingdong Dantes and Enrique Gil.  Kat and Wacky (Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes) are best friends despite their closeness the two never got along to take a step in making their status into a relationship. Kat is secretly in-love with Wacky while the other only takes her for granted. One night, Kat's car broke down in the middle of the rain. He was seen by David (Enrique Gil), took a video of her and uploading it online while asking for help to find "The girl in the rain." Soon, Wacky helps David to locate the girl and sets them up in a date to keep his job while Kat and Wacky both test their feelings towards each other. The movie feels awkward, especially with the scenes involving Bea Alonzo and Enrique Gil.

"Snitch" is C-Interactive Entertainment latest offering

C-Interactive Entertainment is not quite done yet in releasing new catalogs for your collection. Snitch is now available at all Astroplus, Astrovision, Odysseylive.Net, O'Music & Video, select SM Record Bars, National Bookstore, LandMark Record Bar and other Leading Video Outlets Nationwide.  Snitch reportedly earned $42++ million with only a $15 million budget. It is tagged along as one of  Dwayne Johnson's  best performance yet, getting mixed reviews from the critics in the US with a 56% rating at  Synopsis: In the fast-paced action thriller SNITCH, Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission -- risking everything, including his fami

“X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST” Global Trailer Debut Tonight at AT 9:00PM, Manila Time  

The much anticipated global debut of the full trailer of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will go live tonight at 9:00pm, Manila time at this link      The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.       Bryan Singer, the visionary director who brought us the original X-Men movies, says Days of Future Past will take viewers on an emotional ride. “The stakes are high, not just for the world and the future but also the stakes of some of the characters,” says the director. “Clearly there was enormous fragmentation between the characters that happened at the end of First Class. That left the characters on a certai

Worldwide Fan Event for “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG” November 4

  Gearing up for the December opening of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), fans will g et a chance to meet new cast members joining the highly anticipated second film in “The Hobbit” Trilogy, including Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace and Luke Evans, as part of a global fan celebration to be held on Monday, November 4, at 5:00 pm EST, and simultaneous times around the world.    At each of the satellite-linked cinemas in four host cities—Los Angeles, New York, London and Wellington—Jackson and members of his cast and filmmaking team will gather with fans to show exclusive footage from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and answer questions in front of a live audience, as well as offer a few surprises.    CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper, who serves as special host for the entire event, will be based in New York, where he will welcome Richard Armitage, the film’s Thorin Oakenshield, and Or

“DELIVERY MAN” Brings out its New Poster

DreamWorks Pictures has just delivered the new poster art for its new comedy “Delivery Man” (pictured below) starring Vince Vaughn. In the film, Vaughn stars as affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become. A DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment presentation, the film is written for the screen and directed by Ken Scott, based on “Starbuck,” the original screenplay written by Ken Scott and Martin Petit, and also stars Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders. “Delivery Man” is produced by André Rouleau and executive produced by Ray Angelic, Scott Mednick and Mark Sourian.    Opening soon across the Philippines, “Delivery Man” is a DreamWorks Picture distributed by Walt Disney Studios International.

James Hardie: Wilcon Builder's Depot Raffle Promo

LUCKY HOMEOWNERS who joined the “Build with Hardie, Win Easy” Raffle Promo by James Hardie Philippines and Wilcon Builder’s Depot now have the chance to take a break from the work of building a dream home. They were recently declared the winners of hot gadgets--that will now make their lives easier at work or at play. Raffle draw was help held on Friday, October 4th at the Wilcon Libis Branch in Quezon City. Five winners were chosen for each prize category. First prizes included five Ipad Minis 16GB; second prizes were five Sony Xperia LT28i; and third prizes were five Nikon Coolpix L26 4GB. Promo period was from July 1 to September 30, 2013. In photo: James Hardie Consultant, Stephanie Mapua (left); DTI Representative, Lourdes Rafael (middle); and Wilcon Executive Financial Audit Manager, Careen Belo-Solo (right).    IF ANYBODY DESERVES a high-tech gadget that makes work more efficient while also providing hours of entertainment, it’s a homeowner. After all, he or she

Natalie Portman returns as Jane Foster in “THOR” sequel

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman once more plays the esoteric astrophysicist Jane Foster in Marvel's “Thor: The Dark World.” Jane Foster is an astrophysicist who met Thor when he was exiled to Earth by his father. The two had an intense attraction in the short time they were together, and through Jane, Thor learned the value of humility and the heroic nature of humanity. After being separated since Thor’s first visit to Earth, Jane has moved on with her life…but now finds herself pulled into Thor’s world once again by an ancient evil. Portman enthuses, “It’s really fun to get to come back and play her again. I think it’s rare to get the opportunity to play these female scientists in this kind of movie, so it’s nice to have a foil for the Super Hero!”    “ Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” finds Jane Foster making big changes in her life. Portman explains, “Jane has moved, so she’s now in London, not in Santa Fe anymore. Obviously she has gone through mis

“LOST” Josh Holloway finds redemption in “BATTLE OF THE YEAR”

He made a splash playing the antihero Sawyer in the acclaimed drama series “Lost.” Now, Josh Holloway stars as Jason Blake, the down-and-out coach who redeems himself as he teaches members of a dance crew to trust him and each other enough to become a real team, in Columbia Pictures' new dance movie, “Battle of the Year.” Inspired by Benson Lee’s award-winning documentary, Planet B-Boy , “Battle of the Year” showcases the exhilarating realm of competitive dancing with unprecedented depth and insight, as some of the world’s most elite teams ignite the screen with an astonishing display of athleticism, power and grace.   Battle of the Year is an international dance crew tournament that attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven’t won in fifteen years.  Los Angeles Hip Hop mogul Dante (Laz Alonso) wants to put the country that started the Sport back on top. He enlists his hard-luck friend Blake (Holloway), who was a championship ba


Following the launch of a new poster several days ago, Marvel Studios has now shared the teaser trailer for its upcoming sequel, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Check it out below:   Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.    “ Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.  Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” featur