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Lily James, A Burst of Sunshine in “BABY DRIVER”

  In 2015, she played the title role in Disney’s live-action feature  Cinderella  to wide acclaim. Now, Lily James stars as the title character's love interest in Columbia Pictures’ U.S. No.1 box-office hit  Baby Driver  (in Philippine cinemas August 02). In the film, a talented, young getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets Debora (James), the girl of his dreams, Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Who could bring to life Debora, the kind-eyed, friendly waitress who gives Baby hope that his life could mean something more? Writer-director Edgar Wright found her in British actress Lily James.   “ I was incredibly charmed by her,” says Wright. “She basically did in the audition what s

“KINGSMAN:  THE GOLDEN CIRCLE” Character Posters Roll-Out

  The suave, sophisticated and impeccably attired spies are back in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” starring returning cast members Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Hannah Alstrőm, Sophie Cookson joined by new cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore and Elton John.            The concept for Kingsman was born when Vaughn was working with Mark Millar, the comic book author, on set for “Kick-Ass” back in 2009. Both huge James Bond fans, they came up with the idea about an elite spy that resulted in the franchise’s first worldwide hit.  Kingsman is an elite organization of operatives working outside of the government. Martial in style, they are an altruistic unit that gets things done.   This year’s hotly anticipated sequel, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” raises the stakes from the worldwide surprise hit original film “Kingsman: The Secret Service” where the spy agency now suffers from a devastating attack

Bruce Willis and Hayden Christiensen's “FIRST KILL”

From the Producers of “Lone Survivor” and “2 Guns” comes action-thriller “First Kill” that puts the audience at the edge of your seats, scene after scene. The movie stars Golden Globe nominee (“Life as a House”) Hayden Christensen with iconic action star and Golden Globe winner (“Moonlighting”) Bruce Willis. When Will Beamon (Christensen), a successful Wall Street broker finds out that his 11-year-old son Danny (Ty Shelton) is being bullied in school, he takes him on a hunting trip in a small rural town to grow their father-son relationship. While hunting they stumble upon the assassination of young criminal, Levi Barett (Gethin Anthony) who was involved in a bank heist. Trying to save Barett, Will, takes him to their cabin, but after getting treatment, takes Danny hostage and uses him as leverage to retrieve the stolen money. T here he meets the town police chief, Howell (Willis) where they help each other by solving the kidnapping, finding out the truth about the bot

Biggest Indie Film Festival The 13th Cinemalaya @ Ayala Malls Cinemas  

Ayala Malls Cinemas brings the biggest independent film festival in the country closer to the audience as the 13 th Cinemalaya Film Festival opens on August 5 -13 at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, TriNoma, Fairview Terraces, U.P. Town Center, and now reaching Pampanga audiences at MarqueeMall.   This year’s highly-anticipated Cinemalaya features an exciting lineup of nine full length feature films and twelve short films featuring talented and iconic actors in their most challenging roles yet such as Sharon Cuneta, Alfred Vargas, Jake Cuenca, Boots Anson-Roa, Yayo Aguila, Bembol Rocco, Gina Alajar, Angel Aquino, Niño Muhlach, Lou Veloso, Mon Confiado, and Ricky Davao along with up and coming talents to watch out for.   Ayala Malls Cinemas, in partnership with the Cinemalaya Foundation ,  has been home for the last seven years to the cinematic ,  and highly creative works of new and veteran Filipino filmmakers.  Who

Unravel The Doll's Mystery in “ANNABELLE: CREATION”

  Annabelle is coming to theaters again, and this time audiences will be taken through the infamous doll’s very beginnings—from her first home in a little girl’s room to her first possession of a little girl’s soul, in New Line Cinema's “Annabelle: Creation.” After a chilling cameo in “The Conjuring,” followed by a starring role in her own film, it became clear to filmmakers that moviegoers were ready to uncover the origins of the doll that has both terrified and captivated them. So, on the heels of his successful feature directing debut, last summer’s hit “Lights Out,” director David F. Sandberg was tapped to helm “Annabelle: Creation,” the next chapter in James Wan’s “Conjuring” universe produced by Peter Safran and Wan. “ I was already a big fan of ‘The Conjuring,’ it felt like a classic that stood out from a lot of other modern horror movies,” Sandberg says. “I remember I was really intrigued by that world and excited to do my own sort of classic take within

Exclusive Art For PH “CARS-IFIES” The Iconic Jeepney

MANILA, July 28, 2017 – Ever wondered how the Jeepney, a distinctly Pinoy cultural icon, would look like if it were a character in Disney-Pixar’s “Cars” series? Wonder no more. To celebrate the release of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3” (now playing in PH theaters), the studio has revealed an exclusive art for the Philippines featuring the Jeepney as country’s very own “Cars” character! The exclusive art was drawn by Michael Daley, a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios. For Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Daley was responsible for visualizing the script into panels of drawings. It is also worth noting that Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3” features a team of filmmakers from all over the world, including two hometown heroes from the Philippines, namely Nelson Bohol and Paul Abadilla. Working on the film as Set Designer Artist and Sketch/Envronment Artist, respectively, these hometown heroes are based in San Francisco, California, working alongside the director of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” B

Patay na si Hesus: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara Iyay (Jaclyn Jose) is a single mother who just received a news about the death of his estranged husband. Forced to pay respect, Iyay drags his family into a road trip from Cebu to Dumaguete. Together with her three children Hubert, Jude and Jay - they embark to an unforgettable journey with surprising twist and turns that will challenge the whole family.  If you don't have any idea about the film, you'll think that this movie is all about religious stuff that we tend to get at a cable channel during holy week. However, it turns out that Patay ni si Hesus is a hilarious comedy flick that doesn't need to step on to the breaks when delivering its comedic material. Like other Hollywood road trip films, Patay ni si Hesus offers different kinds of situations that will surely make you laugh out loud as Director Victor Villanueva skillfully patch a no-holds-barred comedy theme and generates a fun and entertaining feature.  Fresh coming from her

Kita Kita: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara Lea (Alessandra De Rossi) is a tour guide in Sapporo Japan. She is engaged to a local bartender but after a painful evening, she collapsed and lost her sight. Enter Tonyo (Empoy Marquez), his neighbor who visits her regularly to bring food after the incident. At first, Lea gives Tonyo a rude reception but his perseverance paid off.  Soon, the two get along together with Tonyo helping Lea get to her feet once again. Will fate let Lea regain her sight and let her love a person she has never seen before or end up blind but happy for the rest of her life? The trailer stormed social media platforms as the unlikely pairing of Empoy Marquez and Allesandra De Rossi introduces a fresh rom-com with an intriguing premise.  The film opened a week ago and with a lot of positive reviews and warm feedback, Kita Kita is already a certified Blockbuster hit.  Finally, we got our schedule free to see Kita Kita and with a last full show screening on a rainy Thursday night