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For the first time, Finn (John Boyega) has something to fight for, in the newly released TV spot “Heroes” for  Star Wars: The Last Jedi  which may be viewed below:    In the new footage, Finn wakes up, and we hear his first words. Or rather, word. And he’s picking up where he left off. We see Finn come out of his coma following  The Force Awakens,  shouting “Rey!”, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) talking with Finn and pulling off some daring maneuvers in his X-wing, Rey (Daisy Ridley) on Ahch-To with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hammill), and more. It’s an exhilarating peek at the movie, showing the challenges facing our heroes. In Lucasfilm’s  Star Wars: The Last Jedi , the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of  The Force   Awakens  join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.   The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupit

Oprah Leads Voice Cast of Quirky Camels in “THE STAR”

  No less than legendary Queen of Talk and humanitarian Oprah Winfrey leads the voice actors of not-so-wise camels in Sony Pictures Animation's  The Star , a family film about the events leading up to the very first Christmas. Tyler Perry (Gone Girl) lends voice to Cyrus, the know-it-all camel, Felix (Tracy Morgan) is not sure if he knows anything, and Deborah (Winfrey) is the one actually paying attention. These three will do more than just carry the Wise Men.   “ Watching this cast work was really inspiring. The thing that really surprised me was how each of these artists approached their particular roles,” says director Timothy Reckart. Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, and Tracy Morgan all became the perfect counterpoints to each other as the camels – Tyler as the self-appointed leader who thinks he’s smarter than he actually is; Tracy as his belligerent, hilarious brother; and Oprah as the wise camel who is the only one who may actually see what’s going on.

The Mischief Escalates in New “PETER RABBIT” Trailer

Rabbits are the perfect creatures... or are they? Watch the new  Peter Rabbit  trailer below and see the movie in Philippine cinemas this February 2018.  Sony Pictures Animation's  Peter Rabbit  brings all of the audience-favourite Beatrix Potter characters to the screen in a brand-new, modern adventure. James Corden brings the mischievous Peter to life, with Rose Byrne in the female lead role of Bea and Domhnall Gleeson as Mr. McGregor. Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley will voice the roles of Peter’s sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.   In  Peter Rabbit , the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as their fight to gain control of McGregor’s coveted vegetable garden and the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next d

Toby’s Sports Elevates Store Design to World-Class Standards

The Sports Retail Giant Highlights the Customer Journey in New Store Concept, Expands Store Locations Toby’s Sports , the largest multi-brand sports retailer in the Philippines, recently introduced a new store concept that transforms the customer experience in a streamlined, modern retail space as part of its efforts to continuously elevate its stores to match global standards.    Each section of Toby’s Sports new store design is adorned by life-size mannequins, colorful graphics and digital displays adorn each section, displaying the latest trends in every sport category. Known for its long sports heritage, excellent repertoire of products, and strong sports and fitness advocacy, Toby’s Sports has captured the hearts and trust of Filipinos, leading the market for sporting goods retailing in the Philippines for almost 40 years with its dedication to improving its products, customer service, as well as expanding its doors to reach more and more customers. Not to re

Gibson & Wahlberg: Like Father, Like Son in “DADDY'S HOME 2”

Mel Gibson plays Kurt, the alpha male father of Mark Wahlberg's character, in Paramount Pictures’ comedy sequel,  Daddy’s Home 2  (in Philippine cinemas November 29. ) In 2015’s  Daddy’s Home , audiences saw sensitive stepdad Brad (Will Ferrell) go to war with badass biological dad Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) for the affections of Dylan, Megan and their mother Sara (Linda Cardellini). Since then, Brad and Dusty have put aside their differences and settled into a working relationship as “co-dads,” but their lives are thrown into chaos with the holiday arrival of their own fathers: over nurturing Don (John Lithgow) and tough-as-nails Kurt (Mel Gibson).   Gibson describes his character: “Kurt’s an astronaut, a hard living, womanizing kind of dude still up to his old tricks even though he’s not a youngster anymore. There’s some fun to be had with the arrested development of this character. He loves his son, but he wasn’t and isn’t the ideal father, and that’s created a pretty d

Wonder: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara August "Auggie" Pullman is young boy who grew up with facial deformities. He is home-schooled by his mother Isabel (Julia Roberts) and doesn't leave the house without wearing his astronaut helmet. After a long discussion, Auggie's Dad Nate (Owen Wilson) and Isabel decided that the time has come for him to enter a real school. With his entire family, cheering behind his back including her sister Via (Izabela Vidovic), Auggie must now adapt and try to blend in and figure out how to deal with the new chapter of his life.  Wonder is a one-of-a-kind film that tackles the very sensitive topic about bullying. It handles the subject really well and explains how it affects not only the victim but the people around him. The story focuses on Auggie and what he is experiencing everyday behind that horrible look and how he adapts to the new life away from his comfort zone. The spotlight is supposed to be focused on Auggie the whole time, but the film

Holistic Living Amidst Nature’s Splendor at Horizon Terraces in Tagaytay Highlands

Busy city life has always been synonymous to a hectic day at work and being stuck within the confines of the urban jungle. But beyond this kind of life that is constantly in demand of people’s time and attention is an endless search for a well-balanced lifestyle. This constant yearning has always been attributed to the good life – not just through the latest gadgets and luxury items – but through well-rounded living that changes you for the better. Horizon Terraces brings you more than that, with holistic living tucked in vibrant luxury and nature’s splendor.  Horizon Terraces is Tagaytay Highlands’ newest residential development that is comprised of a residential mix of Asian-contemporary garden suites and villas terraced-designed to present unobstructed views of the Taal Lake and Volcano, Mt. Makiling, Midlands Golf Course, and the community’s central park. Tagaytay Highlands proudly adds to its extensive portfolio of themed residences another devel

Team Solenn and Team Nico Squares off at GOLDEN FIESTA'S Heart Healthy Camp at BGC

BGC, TAGUIG - November 26 - Stars gathered yesterday morning at The Track 30th in Bonifacio Global City Taguig for the second leg of Golden Fiesta Heart Healthy Camp.  Nico Bolzico and his wife Solenn Heussaff assembles their squads to take the challenge of various fitness routines and compete against each other in a friendly battle for fitness.  Team Nico consists of Miss Earth 2015 Angelica Ong, singer-actress Ana Roces, fashion designer royalty Samantha Richelle, Volley belle Rachel Ann Daquis and Mr. World Philippines 2016 Sam Ajdani.  Team Solenn banners Miss World Philippines Hillarie Parungao, Model June Macasaet, actress Maricar de Mesa, model-mom Angel Jones and former Philippine Azkals player Anton Del Rosario.  The friendly battle was fun with the stars' slug it out for the battle for supremacy, and I love how Nico tries to joke around the mic while Team Solenn is doing their rounds.  Aside from the celebrity fitness feud, people a

Satan's Slaves: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara After the mysterious illness that claimed the life of Rini's (Tara Basro) mother (Ayu Laksmi), her whole family began experiencing unexplainable things inside their house. At first, they thought that it was just their mother who still can't accept her death. However, as days passes by they soon realize that it's not simple as it looks and learns that their mother has a dark secret that they need to pay for.  Satan's Slaves also known as "Pengabdi Setan"  is the highest grossing film in Indonesia will finally grace on Philippine cinemas this week. The trailer alone is already intriguing enough and luckily for us; we are one of the few people to watch the film in advance last Saturday. The film is a 1982 remake, but Director Joko Anwar decided to stick with the same setting to avoid further complications that will give the film a different vibe. He made sure to retain the old-school look but manage to bring out his own style of

Strong Wave of Feminism in “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” on December 6 at Ayala Malls Cinemas

It was a match that entered the history books, changing the game for women and men around the world. The highly publicized, much hyped and hugely entertaining “Battle of the Sexes” was one of the most watched sporting events ever. But its impact extended far beyond tennis and the sporting arena. Taking us back 44 years, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, helmed by gifted directors, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris bring the 70s alive with vitality, comedy and poignancy, relating the build-up to the match that was viewed on TV by an unprecedented global audience of 90 million.   The year is 1973 and former champion, Bobby Riggs, is all but forgotten. He is determined to get back into the limelight, make some money and make himself relevant again.  He issues a challenge to Billie Jean King (Stone), proudly and controversially proclaiming himself to be a male chauvinistic pig, while insisting that no female tennis player will ever be able to beat him. The 55 year-old te