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Monster Unleashes Darkness, Mayhem in “KRAMPUS”

  The holiday season is the most magical time of the year, but there is another, darker Christmas legend whose shadow over pop culture is growing. Ancient folklore warns of Krampus, a myth that has been traced back centuries throughout European cultures.  A horned beast who captures disobedient children for Christmas, Krampus is part merry, part monster. Santa rewards the nice; Krampus punishes the naughty.  Santa brings laughter and joy; Krampus unleashes darkness and mayhem. Santa gives presents; Krampus takes souls. Now the legendary Krampus is immortalized in a new film that will cast a merrily malicious shadow over Christmas for years to come. Legendary Pictures’ “Krampus,” the darkly festive tale of this yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, sensitive and thoughtful young Max Engel (Emjay Anthony) grows disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas.  Little does he know, this l

The Little Prince: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers Mackenzie Foy voices the lead role, of a young little girl who has a workaholic mother (Rachel McAdams) who already planned a "by the minute" path to her adulthood. She needs to study hard all summer in order to get in a prestigious private school. However, the little girl's priorities was distracted when she met her old neighbor, the aviator (Jeff Bridges) who has an old plane on his backyard. Soon, the two became very good friends because of the interesting pages of the aviator's own written novel titled as "The Little Prince." The 1943 novel “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery was brought to life in the most charming way possible in order to let its viewers to experience something different. The animation isn't as polished unlike other animated features but the glorious effort in combining stop-motion technique and traditional style of animation for the two intertwining stories worked really well, which brin

Mind-Boggling Death Stunts Done by Real Iconic Athletes in “POINT BREAK”

  Brace yourselves for this year’s most ambitious groundbreaking action movie “Point Break” starring Luke Bracey (“Best of Me”) with Edgar Ramírez along with real-world action sports heroes whom director Eric Core cast instead of the traditional stunt team  that gives the film the first-of-its-kind extreme ante  in the action genre.   “ Point Break” brings the audience in a whole new level, highly dangerous, high stakes world of extreme sports when Johnny Utah (Bracey) goes deep undercover to forge strong allies with a group of extreme athletes whom he believes are the perpetrators of international crimes across the globe headed by their charismatic leader Bodhi (Ramírez).   Proving that he’s solidly with the group, Johnny gains the trust of their leaders and eventually steals stash after stash from their group and takes on a Robin Hood-esque task of giving to the poor eventually bringing them to justice.      Filmed with a staggering US$120 million in budget, “Point Break

The Boys are Back, Nix Dave' Likely Wedding in “ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP”  

  One of the most successful family movie franchise, “Alvin and the Chipmunks” presents a new road to chip in the latest kiddie and family adventure movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” bringing in a mix of the new and classic Chipmunks’ mischievous humor and heartwarming moments that fans adore about the franchise.   In the latest movie, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,”  Dave’s (Jason Lee) career as a musical artist manager has taken off, thanks to the Chipmunks.   He also has an exciting new client – a rising young pop star, named Ashley, played by actress/singer/author/model Bella Thorne (“My Own Worst Enemy,” “Shake It Up”).  Despite her popularity, Ashley has remained “sweet and down to earth,” says Thorne.  For example, she notes, “When we meet Ashley, she’s being stormed by paparazzi, but she makes sure that the ‘Munks aren’t trampled.”   Ashley also provides emotional and musical support to the ‘Munks when they reunite with Dave in Florida.

Chris Hemsworth Captains “IN THE HEART OF THE SEA”

Chris Hemsworth powers through a different adventure as he stars as whaling ship Essex First Mate Owen Chase, in Warner Bros. Pictures' “In the Heart of the Sea” Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex, which in the winter of 1820, was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's “Moby Dick”   Watch the “In the Heart of the Sea” featurette “The Myth of Moby-Dick” below:  “ I loved the script from the start,” gushes Hemsworth. “‘In the Heart of the Sea’ is about heroism and people being tested beyond their limits in absolutely every way. I was also captivated by the psychological thriller aspect of the whale turning the tables on them. There is something incredibly mysterious about how this animal is portrayed—why the whale goes on the attack, which was unlike anything

Julia Roberts' Oscar-Worthy Role Torn Between Revenge and Justice in “SECRET IN THEIR EYES”

  An impeccable cast of winning actors converge in “Secret In Their Eyes” -  Academy Award winners Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman with Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejoifor in a complex tale of love, friendship, betrayal and obsession that has the critics rooting for its lead, Julia Roberts, an award for her stirring performance as a devoted mom and an outstanding investigator whose only daughter was murdered by a young male asset (against terrorism) that the government tries so hard to protect.   Directed by Billy Ray, “Secret In Their Eyes” is inspired by “El Secreto de Sus Ojos,” the Argentinian film that brought home the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film (2010).  Producer Matt Jackson, President of Production at IM Global, says that it’s rare that “you get a script where the story jumps out at you from every page, but also has a very intricate plot involving two different time periods. Billy’s idea to turn the film into a story that had an element of counter terroris

Dangerous Game in “BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA” Starts December 9 Exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas  

  Television’s “True Blood” star Ryan Kwanten stars in his latest action movie “Blunt Force Trauma” with Freida Pinto and the iconic Mickey Rourke in a story following John (Kwanten), an underground gunslinger looking for his ultimate duel with legendary Zorringer (Rourke) along with Colt (Pinto) who is seeking revenge for the death of her brother.   Directed by Ken Sanzel, also a known scriptwriter for his work in the action-packed “The Replacement Killers starring Chow Yun Fat, “Blunt Force Trauma” brings the characters underground in a deadly game of gunfight where the participants are continuously shot wearing bulletproof vests and that the only one and last one standing is declared winner.   From his recent interviews about “Blunt Force Trauma,” Kwanten further explains the nature of the film. “For me, it’s a modern day representation of one those existentialist road trip movies and it was such a nice departure to play a very iconic 70s style man. It really appea

A Second Chance: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers  Popoy and Basha (John Llyod Cruz and Bea Alonzo) are now married. The two started a firm together while dreaming to have their own house to start their family. However, after almost seven years into their marriage, things aren't quite the way they expected. They lost their first child in a miscarriage, and their firm is struggling to get some new clients because of a failed project due to Popoy's negligence. Even through the toughest times in their lives will the two still overcome the odds and find a way to stay together?  When the teaser trailer surfaced the net a few months back; we are really isn't sure if Popoy and Basha's story needed a sequel. We immediately thought that this might be a cash-grab film since the first one was such a big hit. Before Jadine, Kathniel and Aldub were formed this popular love-team took the country by storm and made John Llyod and Bea as the best pairing we've had in recent years.  Now, Director

The Battle Begins in First Trailer For Marvel's “CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR”

The road to Marvel's “Captain America: Civil War” starts here!   After reading through the fans' tweets demanding the trailer for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. decided to give you exactly what you want!   Watch the first trailer here below:  Brothers they stand, yet divided they fall. Choose a side on April 27 2016. #CaptainAmericaCivilWar Posted by Marvel on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 Tensions rise as the world governments demand accountability for our heroes’ actions in the first trailer above, pitting friend against friend. Opening across the Philippines on May 6, 2016, Marvel's “Captain America: Civil War” will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Marvel, namely, (FB) MarvelPhilippines, (Twitter) @marvelstudiosph and (Instagram) @marvelphilippines.

New Home Invasion Horror 'Intruders' Invades Cinemas 2016!

The home invasion sub-genre has been manifesting itself as a horror fan's wet dream over the last decade with features like Inside (2007), Strangers (2008) and You're Next (2013). Adam Schindler's feature debut, Intruders (originally titled Shut In ), is set to join that list and may be the final straw in compelling us to spend our life savings on a state-of-the-art home security system. Intruders is about a woman named Anna who suffers from agoraphobia (the extreme or irrational fear of open or public places) so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don't realize is that agoraphobia is not her only issue. Adding the agoraphobia element to the plot makes confinement to the house a little more plausible and a hell of a lot scarier in a genre of movies that has us yelling at the screen for everyone to jump out a window. “ INTRUDERS ” is released and distributed by CAPTIVE

“KRAMPUS” Featurette Sheds Light on Christmas Demon

As the opening of its new horror thriller “Krampus” nears, Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have released a new featurette which clues viewers in on the many variations of Krampus throughout the years and how writer/director Michael Dougherty plans to bring his vision to life in the new film. Learn about the legend and lore of Krampus with the new featurette below:  Legendary Pictures’ “Krampus,” a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope t

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved ‘The Little Prince’ comes the first-ever animated film.

A beautifully crafted animated film, inspired by Antoine de Saint­ ‐ Exup é ry ’s beloved 1942 masterpiece, THE LITTLE PRINCE will be released in theatres across the Philippines on December 2 . One of the biggest animated movies to launch from Europe this year, this innovative project is directed and produced by Mark Osborne, who co­‐ directed DreamWorks’ Oscar­‐nominated movie “Kung Fu Panda”.  An international team of extremely talented animated feature film professionals was drawn to both Paris and Montreal to create the film, which features a stellar voice cast of international actors, including Jeff Bridges (The Aviator), Rachel McAdams (The Mother), Marion Cotillard (The Rose), James Franco (The Fox), Albert Brooks (The Businessman), Mackenzie Foy (The Little Girl), Benicio Del Toro (The Snake), Ricky Gervais (The Conceited Man), Paul Giamatti (The Teacher), Bud Cort (The King) and Riley Osborne (The Little Prince). THE LITTLE PRINCE is a l