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Predestination: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers Ethan Hawke plays as a time-traveling agent who is trying to stop the mysterious New York's "Fizzle Bomber" in 1970 that claimed thousands of lives. From 1992, he travels back to 1978 and disguises as a bartender. He starts to have a conversation to a patron inside the bar and tells him a series of flashbacks that may give him an idea on who is his primary suspect.   The film has an interesting premise boosted by a great performance from its lead cast. Ethan Hawke shows his versatility and proves that he can shift gears through different roles. While Sarah Snook's presence also made it a bit more intriguing and avoided to be boring while she is telling the story. The simplicity of the whole time traveling act is enjoyable enough in which it didn't quite need a boost of unwanted effects and made it a little less flashy.  The twist, turns, and revelations are quite complicated but still there are some ideas that are quite predictab

Short Film “FROZEN FEVER” Reveals Trailer

Disney has just revealed the trailer for the animated short film “Frozen Fever” which may be viewed below:  Elsa, Queen of Arendelle, single-handedly set off an eternal winter that enveloped an entire village in snow and ice. With a wave of her hand, she created a magical snowman whose love of fun in the sun is made possible by tiny flurries she summons to keep him in the cold. The grand palace she built from the ground up comes complete with an icy staircase and a stunning, one-of-a-kind chandelier. But can she throw a party?   That’s the plan in “Frozen Fever,” a brand-new short from Walt Disney Animation Studios. It’s Anna’s birthday, after all, and Elsa hopes to make up for a lifetime of closed doors by throwing her little sister a party she’ll never forget. “ She’s determined to give Anna the big birthday celebration that just wasn’t possible when they were little and lived in their isolated world,” says director Jennifer Lee. “Elsa enlisted the h

Watch 2nd  Video Blog From Set of  “SPECTRE”

Moviegoers can now see the second video blog from the set of “SPECTRE” in London at which may be viewed below:    Focusing on director Sam Mendes, the behind the scenes footage features Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 as well as cast members Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Ben Whishaw. Director, Sam Mendes says, "The reasons I’m doing the second Bond movie are the reasons I would do any movie, really, which is all to do with the story. And in this movie, ‘Spectre,’ what you have is a movie entirely driven by Bond. He is on a mission from the very beginning.”   Additionally, “It’s about whether or not to pursue the life he’s always pursued, whether he matters and is he going to continue or not. And you’re going to have to come to see the movie to find out whether he does.” “ Spectre” also stars Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Andrew Scott. In the film, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a tr

Helena Bonham Carter, The Fairy Godmother in “CINDERELLA”

  Helena Bonham Carter, whose film roles have ranged from sweet, demure characters in period dramas like Lucy in “A Room With a View” to dark, quirky characters like Bellatrix Lestrange in the “Harry Potter” films, the Red Queen in “Alice in Wonderland” and Mrs. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd,” has traditionally been drawn to characters who give her the creative freedom to analyze and find out what makes them tick. Now, she plays the delightfully-eccentric Fairy Godmother in Walt Disney Pictures' live-action fantasy adventure, “Cinderella.” “ This was a fantastic opportunity to get to reinvent the wheel, because there really isn’t a consistent image of who the Fairy Godmother is,” Bonham Carter says. “It was great fun to think about things like how she got to where she is. I’m supposed to be a designer in a way because I’m creating things to help prepare Cinderella for the ball, so I make her dress, I design her shoes, I design the footmen and I get the transport ready.”

Gothic Horror Film  “CRIMSON PEAK” Unveils Trailer

Universal and Legendary Pictures have unveiled the first trailer for writer/director Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror romance, “Crimson Peak” which may be viewed below:  Legendary Pictures’ “Crimson Peak,” a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy” series, “Pacific Rim”), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene produce, and Jillian Share executive produces.   “ Crimson Peak” opens across the Philippines on October 14 and will be distributed by United Intern

Dave Franco: Journey top Adulthood in “UNFINISHED BUSINESS”

  “ Unfinished Business” starring Vince Vaugh, Tom Wilkinson, Dave France, Sienna Miller and James Marsden has unashamedly adult themes -  the innocent Mike (Franco) loses his virginity and the jaded Tim (Wilinson), trapped in an unhappy marriage, rediscovers a love for life in the exotic German capital while the relentless Dan (Vaughn) refuses to give up, no matter where his quest takes him.   “ Unfinished Business” is the tale of three hard working guys who are trying to catch a break embarking on what should be a routine business trip out of state who end up thousands of miles from home, in Germany, where everything that can go wrong does so with spectacularly hilarious results.  At first Dan is convinced that the deal is done and heads to Portland, Oregon, confident that it’s in the bag. But once there, he discovers that his old employers, represented by his former boss at Dynamic Systems, the formidable wheeler-dealer Chuck Fortnoy (Miller) are about to steal it from unde

Battling Inner Monster in “WOLFCOP”

Small town cop Lou Garou hasn't taken his job seriously in years. He drinks too much and when bad things happen he looks the other way. One night, acting out of character, Lou follows up on a disturbance call in a remote area, but shortly after he arrives on the scene, he blacks out.  When he wakes up, he can’t remember anything, his senses are heightened, he has odd markings on his body and his hair is growing at a rapid rate.  That night, Lou’s transformation from man into rage-fuelled werewolf takes shape. During the day, Lou struggles to remain in control, both of his drinking, his newfound powers and the dangerous situations all around him. In an attempt to uncover the truth, he enlists the help of the town's local eccentric Willie, who seems to know a lot about the werewolf's curse. Together the two work to try and uncover the mystery of who did this to Lou and for what dark reasons.  The only question is will Lou be able to make things right before his i

Academy Award Winner For Best Picture “BIRDMAN” - Return Engagement in Phils. Cinemas Starting March 4

  “ Birdman” – this year’s big winner at the Oscars that bagged the Best Picture Award which also won the Best Director Award (Alejandro G. Iñárritu), Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) and Best Original Screenplay Award (by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo) will have a return engagement in (Phils.) cinemas this March 4. The widely acclaimed and celebrated “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s black comedy features Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) hopes that by spearheading an ambitious new Broadway play he will, among other things, revive his moribund career. In many ways, it is a deeply foolhardy move – but the former cinema superhero has high hopes that this creative gambit will legitimize him as an artist and prove to everyone – and himself – that he is not just a Hollywood has-been.   With the play’s opening night looming, Riggan’s lead actor is injured by a freak accident during rehearsals and needs to be replaced qu

Big Eyes: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers Margaret Hawkins (Amy Adams) decided to leave her husband with his daughter to live a new in San Francisco and hopes to find herself to become a true artist. She landed a job at a furniture design store where she paints over the weekdays and tries to sell her paintings during weekends at art fairs. One day, while selling his works, she met another artist Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) and was mesmerized with her work. Soon, the two easily get along together and got married. They become a successful team-up with Margaret painting her masterpiece at home while Walter sells it. However, Walter is taking all the credit to her paintings and buries her into the world of lies.   Honestly, we thought the film would be boring, but we have high hopes with it because Amy Adams is one of the lead cast. We are quite surprised as the film is really interesting right from the very beginning. Amy Adams performance is outstanding in many ways and Christoph Waltz strong ma

“MINIONS” Look For Despicable Master in New Trailer

The adorable “Minions” are out searching for a new despicable master in the second trailer the upcoming comedy adventure from Universal Pictures. The hilarious trailer may be viewed below:    The upcoming prequel-spinoff features three lovable minions—Kevin, Stuart, and Bob—as they seek to serve a new supervillain in the 1960s. The film also functions as an origin story as we see how the minions have inadvertently proven to be the downfall of history’s conquerors ranging from the T-Rex to Genghis Khan to Napoleon.   In the new trailer, the Minions hitchhike their way to Orlando, which is the site of “Villain Con 1968,” a convention where the world’s most notorious people come to bask in the love of their biggest fans, and attendees can apply to be henchmen by displaying their evil talents to employee placement specialists. It’s here where the Minions meet Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), who is the biggest star at the party, and end up becoming her minions, giving t

“MALEFICENT” Baddie Sharlto Copley Breathes Life to “CHAPPIE”

  “ This film raises questions – when would a robot be considered human?” asks South African actor Sharlto Copley (“Maleficent”), who plays the titular character in Columbia Pictures' futuristic thriller “Chappie.” “ Is it because they can paint, or like a certain kind of music?,” Copley continues. “For humans, it would probably be if the machine had feelings – if we were connecting with a machine in the way that we connect with people. I think that’s what would make most people call a machine ‘alive’ – if it experiences emotions in the same way as us.” In the film, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force in the future. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure t

Everything is Still Awesome as “THE LEGO MOVIE SEQUEL” Gets Director

  Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the “Master Builders” of the first blockbuster hit, are writing and will produce the sequel together with Dan Lin and Roy Lee. BURBANK, CA – February 24, 2015 — Director Rob Schrab (TV’s “Community,” “The Mindy Project”) will mark his feature directorial debut overseeing construction on “The LEGO® Movie Sequel,” the eagerly awaited follow-up to the worldwide sensation “The LEGO Movie.” The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed “The LEGO Movie,” are writing the new feature based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. In addition, Lord and Miller will serve as producers, alongside returning producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Silverman stated, “‘The LEGO Movie’ captivated critics and audiences on a global scale with its irresistible blend of humor, imagination and fun. Warn

Jason Statham : The Right Face For The Job

Discovered by film director Guy Ritchie, Jason Statham, 47, has made a name of himself in action films. His latest film is “Wild Card” by Simon West who directed The Expendables 2. From cockney actor to star of action films such as Wild Card, has your career gone the way you wanted? The change came with the first Transporter by Luc Besson. I’ve always been quite sporty and kept in shape through competitive diving and martial arts. I was delighted when I was asked to do my first action scenes-all those years of training finally paid off! I really enjoyed it and the films went down well, so I thought it was worthwhile nurturing this talent. In England there aren’t that many ‘physical’ actors. It’s true that your films are far cry from James Ivory’s productions… (Laughs) Yes. Not many wigs or cups of tea. Who were your favourite figures in cinema as a teenager? Sylvester Stallone, with whom I’ve had the great honour of acting. And Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins in England.

Rom-Com King Hugh Grant returns to the screen in ‘The Rewrite’

  Do you remember that scene in Notting Hill, where Hugh Grant ’s character goes to see Julia Roberts at her swanky London hotel, not realising she’s in the middle of doing interviews promoting her new film? Embarrassed, he poses as a journalist for Horse And Hound magazine and a series of torturously awkward questions ensue. In The Rewrite , Grant plays Keith Michaels, a once successful Hollywood scriptwriter forced to take a job lecturing at a university to make ends meet. “ He loves screenwriting, he loves films, he’s desperate to get back into the business,” explains the London-born actor, who has a house in Stinchcombe and famously dated Cotswolds model Liz Hurley before that very public indiscretion with prostitute Divine Brown. “ But he’s just so out of fashion. He’s so ‘cold’ in Hollywood terms, he just can’t get a job. So he has to take this undignified position of teaching screenwriting to a lot of second-rate students in a third-rate university.” Grant,