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The Girl in the Orange Dress: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara Anna (Jessy Mendiola) wakes up on a bed with the famous heartthrob Rye Del Rosario (Jericho Rosales.) The problem is, she doesn't have any idea on how she ends up there, sharing the same room with a celebrity. It turns out that she, and Rye were both filmed in a short clip entering the hotel making a huge wave in the world of showbiz filling the air with intrigues that crosses. Soon, only labeled as The Girl in the Orange Dress, Anna and Rye tries to escape the media to avoid further complications. The film has the best title and poster among all the entries in this year's film festival. It also has an intriguing story line and charming lead stars that hints a pleasurable movie experience. Yes, I might be a little bias as I am really a fan of Jericho Rosales but the movie has its own charisma where you'll just simply love everything on what's going on in it. It has the simplistic approach where you'll just enjoy the escapade of our

One Great Love: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara One Great Love is all about Zyra Paez ( Kim Chiu) who finds herself broken in the hands of Carl (JC de Vera). Years have passed, and she is still coping with that heartbreak. However, she soon decided to give another chance to that same man and hopes for a fresh new start. With her best friend Ian (Dennis Trillo) on her side to support her with her decisions, Zyra wishes that she could finally end up with the person that can define the meaning of one great love.   The film started a bit slow and was taking that same familiar route that we've seen a hundred times before. However, when it suddenly takes a bold turn that may be risky at some point; it managed to run away with an effective result. It has that compelling material that could be relatable to many and could give the viewers a reason to engage on what is happening in the story.  It also has some life lessons that you could apply in real-life. Sometimes you simply can't overlook what the

Warner Bros. Pictures' “AQUAMAN” Hits a High Watermark of Hald a Billion Dollars at The Global Box Office

At Number 1 in the world, James Wan’s spectacular underwater adventure has captivated moviegoers from sea to shining sea and beyond Burbank, CA – December 27, 2018 – Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Aquaman” is a worldwide box office hero that has took in more than $500 million, and still counting.  The announcement was made December 24 by Ron Sanders, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures Group and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “ Aquaman” began its remarkable run earlier this month in China when, on the heels of an appearance by director James Wan and stars Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, the film celebrated an almost $95 million opening weekend, the highest-ever opening for a Warner Bros. film in that market, where it currently stands at more than $230 million.  The stop was just one in a global tour that hit cities across four continents, from London to New York City to Manila, Australia and beyond, capping off a strategic campaign that kicked off last sum

Suspense Thriller “US” Terrifies with First Trailer

Watch the first trailer for Universal Pictures’ new suspense thriller  Us , a new nightmare from the mind of Academy Award Winner Jordan Peele, writer/director of  Get Out . Check out the trailer below and watch  Us  in Philippine cinemas March 13, 2019.   About  Us After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut,  Get Out , Academy Award®-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced. Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline,  Us , from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe ( Black Panther ’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolv

Meet The Cast & Characters of “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”

Bringing Disney’s  Mary Poppins Returns , an original film musical, to the big screen was a massive undertaking. From developing a new story about the next generation of the Banks family to creating new music that feels fresh but with nostalgic elements, director Rob Marshall and his team faced numerous challenges.   But without the right actors to bring that magic to life, the work would be in vain.  An impressive array of acclaimed actors, led by Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep, helped Marshall accomplish his mission.   Blunt plays the title role of MARY POPPINS, the practically-perfect nanny whose unique magical skills can turn any ordinary task into a fantastic adventure. Returning once again to the home of the Banks family having not aged a single day, the enigmatic governess helps the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss.   An old friend of Mary Poppins,

New International Trailer For “GLASS” Pits The Protector VS The Beast

The Protector (Bruce Willis) must stop The Beast (James McAvoy) from a murderous rampage orchestrated by Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) in the new international trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s eagerly anticipated suspnse thriller  Glass. Check out the film’s new trailer below and watch  Glass  in Philippine cinemas January 16, 2019. M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s  Unbreakable , from Touchstone Pictures, and 2016’s  Split , from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller:  Glass .   From  Unbreakable , Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass.  Joining from  Split  are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.     Following the conclusion of  Split ,  Glas

Mary, Marry Me: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara Mary Jane and Mary Anne (Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga) are sisters in life when they were still kids but due to a tragic incident; Mary Anne was taken to the States. Two decades later, Mary Anne comes back to the country enlisting the help of her sister to be her wedding coordinator. However, it turns out that her fiancee Pete (Sam Milby),  is the ex-boyfriend of her sister. Will Pete and Mary Jane's past be a problem to a wedding that is moving close to a happily ever after? The trailer of the film already hinted on a wacky combination of the Gonzaga sisters sharing the same screen. It was an obvious great strategy putting these two, where the chemistry isn't going to be a problem with them playing a role that they really didn't need to emphasize.  The natural acting comes into play as they easily know the strengths when it comes to everything. The story is genuinely entertaining, and it didn't just focused on comedy all the time but had

Emmet Takes Off on a Space Adventure in “THE LEGO MOVIE 2” Trailer

Everything is more awesome in space.  Emmet takes off on another adventure in the new trailer for the big-screen animated comedy “The LEGO® Movie 2” from Warner Bros. Pictures. Check out the trailer below, as well as the film’s character posters, and watch “The LEGO® Movie 2” in Philippine cinemas February 13. “ The LEGO Movie 2” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company. About “The LEGO Movie 2” The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Luc

“MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL” Drops First Official Trailer

Next year, the universe is expanding.  Watch the full trailer now of Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure  Men in Black International  from the director The Fast and the Furious 8 and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Liam Neeson. The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe.  In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization. Check out the trailer below and watch  Men in Black International  in Philippine cinemas June 12, 2019. Directed by F. Gary Gray,  Men in Black International  is written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham. Produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald.  The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, E. Bennett Walsh and Barry Sonnenfeld. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, with

Celebrate Christmas with MMFF 2018 at SM Cinema

Celebrate with SM Cinema the most wonderful time of the year together with the latest movie offerings of the much-awaited film festival in the country, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). For 44 years, the MMFF has been part of the Filipino Christmas and this year it becomes bigger with eight (8) Filipino movies from the biggest producers and stars in the country. Film goers and movie fans can enjoy these movies anywhere, anytime as SM Cinema, the largest film exhibitor in the country, has 64 branches nationwide. Here are the movies lined up for this year’s Metro Manila Film Fest:   Aurora From the acclaimed horror and suspense thriller director, Yam Laranas, the film Aurora tells the story of Leana (Anne Curtis) and her sister as they made a deal to look for the dead bodies of the passengers of Aurora, a sunken ship. However, instead of dead bodies, the unrest souls started to haunt them.   Fantastica: The Princesses, The Prince, and the Perya The lat

Aurora: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara Leana (Anne Curtis) is the owner of a small inn near the island where the passenger ship Aurora collides into a rocky shore. This results to an unimaginable accident claiming a lot of innocent lives. With a storm coming, the coast guard already raised the white flag but a lot of families are still looking for the bodies of their missing love ones. They offered Leana a huge amount of money for every corpse she could find. The task isn't easy but with the grieving families on her mind, Leana is forced to help without knowing the deep secret that lies inside that ship.  Director Yam Laranas gets back into the center stage with his latest masterpiece "AURORA" which is an official entry to the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival. The film is tagged as a horror film but knowing the works of Director Yam, this won't be your usual scare flick. Same from his previous works like The Road, Aurora has a much wider scale to explore. It is not the typica

Feel the Luxury at Director’s Club Cinema - The Podium

Be treated with a unique kind of comfort and luxury at Director’s Club by SM Cinema at The Podium, its newest location.   Situated at the business district of Ortigas, Director’s Club Cinema The Podium will surely be a favorite hang-out spot for those who want to unwind while watching much-awaited blockbusters. Director’s Club Cinema The Podium offers a unique cinematic experience through extraordinary facilities and premium services that take movie watching to the next level.   Be in charge at Director’s Club Cinema The Podium as comfortable leather recliner seats easily adjust and favorite Snacktime treats are just push of a button away through the in-house butler service. Make movie nights more exciting in any of the three (3) Director’s Club Cinemas, each with a 48-seating capacity, at The Podium.    Utilizing the latest technology in digital surround sound and quality projection and screen, this cinematic experience is sure to be a visual and sensor

Amaia Steps Pasig sells out 2 buildings; launches new building, Blanca

Upon the success of the first two buildings of Amaia Steps Pasig, it now prepares to launch its newest building, Blanca, in early 2019. This positive development further motivates top-of-mind property developer Amaia Land Corp. to push its goal of providing quality yet affordable condo living to more residents in the metro. Amaia Steps Pasig has sold a total of 220 units in its Aria building and another 122 units in its Esperanza building. The new Amaia Steps Pasig Blanca will start construction in the first quarter of 2019, with a target turnover period in June 2021.    Amaia Steps Pasig prepares to launch its newest building, Blanca, which will start construction in the first quarter of 2019, and with a target turnover period in June 2021. Located at Eusebio St. in Brgy. San Miguel, Amaia Steps Pasig Blanca is a midrise condominium with support retail shops in the sprawling residential landscape of Pasig City. It will best exemplify contemporary living in its s