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Cinema lines nationwide align with “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS” when it opens June 5 in the Philippines

The phenomenal young-adult tome “The Fault In Our Stars” penned by John Green is brought to life on the big screen produced by blockbuster producer Wyck Godfrey (“Twilight” films) and directed by Josh Boone (“Stuck In Love”). Written for the screen by the creative minds of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“500 Days of Summer,” Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”), “The Fault In Our Stars” features two of today’s most followed young actors – Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as extraordinary teenagers who fatefully meet and takes their love on an unforgettable and exhilarating journey into infinity. Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is sixteen years old. She alternately loves and tolerates her sometimes over-doting parents.  Hazel has developed a crushon a young man, Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), who seems equally smitten with her. As they grow closer, Hazel and Gus share their fears that accompany their health issues, as well as their love of books, including Ha

Legacy of Japanese original comes alive with new“GODZILLA”

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure “Godzilla,” a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring monster rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. “ Godzilla” stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. (Watch the film's latest trailer which is geared exclusively for Asia below) In 1954, Japan’s Toho Co., Ltd., released Ishiro Honda’s groundbreaking monster movie “Godzilla” in a country still reeling from the devastation of World War II. The film became a massive hit in Japan, and, 60 years later, continues to resonate around the world for distilling the fears and horrors of the atomic age into an awe-inspiring force of nature...Godzilla.    “‘ Godzilla’ is the benchmark of monster movies,” says Gareth Edwards, the British director a

“THE OTHER WOMAN” Tops Latest U.S. Box-Office

Women are on top this time in the latest U.S. box-office weekend report as “The Other Woman” starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann nudged down Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” to 2 nd place.   The funny and fashion-candy “The Other Woman” opened in the U.S. at $24.7 million over the weekend . In “The Other Woman,” Cameron Diaz takes on the role of Carly, a beautiful and successful lawyer who discovers that Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), the charismatic man in her life, is married.  Accidentally discovering that her man is married to Kate (Leslie Mann), they still soon find out that the despicable rogue they’re both is also involved with a third woman, Amber (Kate Upton).  Unexpectedly, the three develop a close bond and team up to exact revenge on the three-timing cheat. Producer Julie Yorn had long been looking for a comedic vehicle for a strong female duo or ensemble, when she latched on to an idea by screenwriter Melissa K. Stack.  Yorn

“STAR WARS: EPISODE VII” Cast Announced!

The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. Director J.J. Abrams says, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of `Star Wars: Episode VII.' It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.” “ Star Wars: Episode VII” is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

Leslie Mann joins forces with “THE OTHER WOMAN”

Three women unexpectedly form a strong bond and decide to give a three-timing cheater what he deserves, in this very funny film which centers on the relationship between women – “The Other Woman.” Life seems to be going well for Kate (Leslie Mann) and her husband Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) until Carly, the lawyer portrayed by Cameron Diaz, knocks on their door one day.  Carly never suspects for a moment that Mark is lying to her – until the day he tells her he cannot make it for a date he had committed to.  Realizing something is not right, she drives to the house where she thinks he lives alone and discovers that he has been deceiving her and is   leading a double life. His wife Kate (Leslie Mann) answers the door. In fact, Mark is a triple-timer! He is also dating the lovely, unsuspecting Amber, played by Kate Upton.    Leslie Mann, who portrays suburban über-homemaker Kate, has, says producer Julie Yorn, “this archetypal suburban wife thing with just a little p

Summer’s here: are you prepared for a termite attack?

Summer is the best time to prepare your home defense against termite attacks. There’s still a lot of time before the termites start swarming. It’s better to prepare for any termite attack now than to regret it later. For maximum protection against termite infestation, it’s best to use Solignum Wood Preservative from the leading and trusted wood preservatives for more than 100 years. The Solignum wood preservative is effective against termites, wood-boring insects, and fungi—three known pests that may cause irreversible and costly damage to our homes if they aren’t stopped in time. Another breakthrough is the introduction of Solignum Interior. Solignum Interior is the same tried, tested, and trusted Solignum but now in a reduced odor formula making it very convenient to use inside the house. Together with Solignum wood preservative, there is Soilguard odorless soil termiticide that creates a barrier to prevent termites from entering the structure. Subterranean

Allphones and Lenovo Philippines hold the best summer party in Cebu!

Party-goers rocked at the best summer party in Cebu, thanks to Allphones and Ibiza Beach Club. The all-night celebration was the first leg of the Allphones Summer Fun Caravan, which kicked off in the Queen City of the South last April 26 th . Those who joined the beach party were treated to the coolest music, sumptuous food, as well as exciting giveaways and raffle prizes in the event. Those who attended the Allphones bash received their Fun Passports from Allphones outlets in Cebu--Robinsons Cebu; Gaisano Grand Mactan; Insular Square Cebu; Elizabeth Mall; Gaisano Fiesta; Gaisano Minglanilla and Ayala Center Cebu. These Fun Passports were their official pass to join the Ibiza Beach Club summer party.  Allphones Summer Fun f or All Kicks-off in Ibiza Beach Club Cebu last April 26, 2014 (L-R) Cris Crisostomo, Open Comm Inc., exclusive distributor of Lenovo Smartphone in the Philippines - Key Accounts Manager, Geoff A. Hester, Allphones Phils. Chief Executive Advisor and M

James Hardie dominates first Architects' Choice Awards

James Hardie, a world leader in building materials, has proven its excellence once again when it bagged four awards from the first-ever Architects’ Choice Awards 2014, organized by BCI Asia last March 27 at the Marriott Hotel. Its flagship brand, HardieFlex, was adjudged the Architects' Choice for the Cement Boards product category. James Hardie also received awards for being the leading brand in "Design and Innovation", "Performance" and "Customer Service" in the Philippine design and building industry. Left to right: Ruben Cueto, VP Marketing, Boysen; Karina Arellano, Sales Consultant, James Hardie Philippines, Inc.; Romy Silawan, Sales Manager, James Hardie Philippines, Inc.; Rome Lopez, Product Marketing Assistant Manager, James Hardie Philippines, Inc.; Dean Borg, Country Manager, BCI Asia Philippines Inc. Left to Right: Arlene Apple Patricio, Philippines Manager, Cross Media Division, BCI Asia Philippines, Inc.; Romy Sila

The Bold and the Colorful

Converse matches the sizzle and intensity of summer with an array of color-driven apparel that expresses ease, vitality and creativity. Designed for the urban man and woman, the clothes are emblazoned with distinctive One Star, All Star and Chuck Taylor logos and representative of the youthful energy of the brand, just like its well-loved sneakers. If you are stepping into the world with only minimal stuff, then stash them away in this nifty Converse All Star shoulder bag that comes in basic colors of red, black, blue and off-white. Its black strap and zipper lining deliver that decisive edge. Just like you, it is definitely street-ready. “ Our apparel and sneakers evoke a seamless fit,” says Baby Galang, Sportswear manager of Converse Philippines. “They are both designed with an emphasis on comfort, street style and versatility. Converse apparel allows for maximum movement to allow the wearer to live out loud.” Living out loud means sporting the brightest, most

Paul Giamatti is The Rhino in “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2”

As Spider-Man's enemies begin to unite in Columbia Pictures' new action adventure “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” one enemy to join the sinister cause is the Russian gangster Aleksei Sytsevich, played by Oscar-nominated actor Paul Giamatti (“Sideways,” “12 Years a Slave”). Stopped and sent packing by Spider-Man early in the film, he returns as a highly mechanized Oscorp invention – the Rhino. The Rhino was in fact Paul Giamatti’s favorite Marvel character when he was growing up. “He’s just brute force, and a little kid loves that sort of thing,” the actor says, describing the Rhino’s appeal. “You can just destroy everything, go through a brick wall. The Rhino had that great mean face all the time and was cool-looking.” An appearance on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show in 2011 led to Giamatti being cast as the Rhino in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” “As a joke, Conan asked me if I could be in one of the Spider-Man movies, what would I want to play, and I said the Rhi

Sleeping Beauty fable comes full circle with “MALEFICENT”

The character Maleficent was a Disney creation first introduced in their 1959 animated feature “Sleeping Beauty.” But the story of the princess who falls under a spell of eternal sleep has been told since the beginning of fairy-tale time.    The story of Sleeping Beauty evolved—under different titles—over approximately 400 years (1000 if we count some overlapping elements from Medieval times). The early written origins of the story can be traced from the French novel “Perceforest” (author unknown) written in 1527 to a tale by Italian storyteller Giambattista Basile (1636) called “Sun, Moon & Talia” from a collection entitled “The Tale of Tales,” which is generally accepted as the first collection of fairy tales ever printed. In 1697, a version of the story,“The Beauty Asleep in the Woods,” was published by Charles Perrault in his book, “The Tales of Mother Goose.” The Brothers Grimm borrowed heavily from this version in writing their own 1812 story of a beautiful pr

Beach-ready body by summer? Coach Jim Saret tells you how.

The pressure to have a beach-ready body gets more intense by the day, now that summer is officially here! Especially if you’ve indulged in all of your food cravings and have not hit the gym of late, you must be in some kind of a bind. We know all too well that losing weight is never that easy, and getting fit takes months, if not years, to achieve. Fortunately, fitness expert Jim Saret, known as Coach Jim in The Biggest Loser (Pinoy Edition Doubles ), understands your situation. He is, after all, the guy who created the program called MetaFIT, which speeds up a person’s metabolism and allows him to burn calories throughout the day, not just during a workout.   Fitness expert Jim Saret, known as Coach Jim in The Biggest Loser (Pinoy Edition Doubles), swears by C-Lium Fibre, which helps provide his recommended daily allowance of fiber along with a healthy diet. Aside from the powder form in small sachets, he takes the product in its capsule form because of its convenience.