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Red Sparrow: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) will do anything for her ailing mother so when a brutal accident sends her ballerina career into dust, she is forced to join in a secret intelligence school to become a Sparrow. Here she must learn how to manipulate others and use her seduction skills as weapons to extract vital information to help her government. After enduring the ruthless program, Dominika must now put her life on the line to lure an American Cia agent (Joel Edgerton) and gain his trust.   Red Sparrow is a slick and sexy spy thriller that will put you on a cycle spin trying to catch up with the mystery that the story wants to imply. It is quite confusing and entertaining at the same time as you all need to focus your attention on the screen so you won't get left out. It is also mixed with spine-chilling brutality, which is spread throughout and was thrillingly great to make your blood gushing through your veins.  It is a reunion project fo

Director Discusses Bringing “TOMB RAIDER” Back to the Screen

  Roar Uthaug, the Norwegian filmmaker who balanced intimate character work with enormous action set pieces in the Scandinavian films “The Wave” and “Escape” now directs “Tomb Raider,” the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero.   “ This is a more down-to-earth Lara Croft than we’ve seen before on film, which appealed to me,” he says.  Get a load of the director’s thoughts about “Tomb Raider” in the following interview.     Question:  What was your overall vision for the film and the character of Lara Croft?   Roar Uthaug:   We’re doing a gritty and authentic take on “Tomb Raider” and creating a Lara who’s a badass but is also vulnerable and imperfect.  That makes her very relatable.   As a gamer and fan of the Tomb Raider game, I really enjoyed directing the film, and it was a real pleasure working with Alicia Vikander.  At the same time, I’m very humbled by the responsibility of creating a new version of s

Rose Byrne, A Warm-Hearted Animal Lover in “PETER RABBIT”

  Best known for her role as Ellen Parsons in TV’s  Damages , which earned her one Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations, Rose Byrne now stars in Sony Pictures Animation's  Peter Rabbit,  the new family comedy based on Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters.   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. Thomas 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, Bea, who lives next door (Rose Byrne) extends to the Lake District and London.   McGregor’s next-door neighbor, Bea, has given up the city life to move to a small cottage to attempt to prove herself as a painter. She feels isolated, save for a set of diminutive, furry friends: the rabbits. Peter is her favorite, and sh

Netflix and YG Entertainment to Launch YG Future Strategy Office with Big Bang's Seungri

  Netflix Inc., the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced today that it is launching YG Future Strategy Office (FSO, working title), a new Netflix Original Series with YG Entertainment, home to some of Korea’s top talent. YG FSO will launch this year exclusively through Netflix.   Featuring YG artists Seungri of K-pop group BIGBANG, writer/television personality Yoo Byung-jae of SNL Korea fame, Lee Jae-jin of Sechskies, the show will also have various guest appearances by other K-pop groups including BLACKPINK, iKON, and WINNER. The 8-episode series will be directed by Park Joon-soo, known for his unique humor on The God of Music series, and written by Kim Min-seok, who took part in SNL Korea.   YG FSO stars Seungri as the head of YG’s newly formed department, The Future Strategy Office, where many of YG’s troublemakers have been sent. The sitcom series will follow Seungri and his team of misfits as they work to regain their place in the company.  

Saoirse Ronan, Fun and Heartbreaking in “LADY BIRD” 

  She earned Academy Award nominations for her exceptional performances in  Atonement  and  Brooklyn .  Now, Saoirse Ronan is up for another Best Actress Oscar for Universal Pictures'  Lady Bird  which will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma, Greenebelt 1) starting February 28.   Directed by Greta Gerwig (herself nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay),  Lady Bird  also stars Laurie Metcalf (Best Supporting Actress nominee), Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet.   In  Lady Bird , Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter.  Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Letts) loses his job. Set i

The Significant Other: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara The Significant Other revolves around three people Edward, Nicole and Maxene. Edward (Tom Rodriguez) is a cosmetic surgeon who flirts with  Nicole (Erich Gonzalez), an aspiring model who idolizes Maxene (Lovi Poe) who happens to be Edward's wife. Can Edward sustain both relationship and make everyone clueless with his infidelity or will the two women cross paths and finally realize that they are both in love with the same guy? It is Team Lovi Vs Team Erich for Tom Rodriguez's heart in The Significant Other. The film is your typical infidelity theme mainstream, we often get in our cinemas. However, what it separates from the other films is that it is carried by three of the most alluring faces in the industry right now. Tom, Erich and Lovi are just fun to watch even the material is riddled with uneven pace and shallow conflict that can be solved easily. If there is a thing to admire the most is how the clash between Erich and Lovi came into play.

NETFLIX Announces Release Date for "ANNIHILATION"

Netflix has announced that Annihilation , the anticipated film starring Natalie Portman, will be available on the platform on March 12th. The science fiction horror film also stars Oscar Isaac, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, and Tuva Novotny, and is directed by Alex Garland ( Ex Machina, 28 Days Later ). It is based on the acclaimed best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer.    About Annihilation : Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X - a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.  Check out the trailer below:

Get to Know the Characters of Disney's “A WRINKLE IN TIME”

Meet the cast and characters of Disney’s  A Wrinkle in Time , an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love Directed by Emmy-winner and Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee,  A Wrinkle in Time stars two-time Academy Award-nominee Oprah Winfrey, Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon, Emmy-nominee Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa and introducing Storm Reid, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis and Emmy nominee Chris Pine.   Meg Murry  (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The 12-year-old daughter of two world-renowned physicists, Meg is intelligent and uniquely gifted but is stubborn, which has taken its toll on her studies and her relationships with faculty and fellow students.

“TOMB RAIDER” Star Alicia Vikander Greets Philippines

MANILA, February 23, 2018 – Warner Bros. Pictures has a special video of “Tomb Raider” star Alicia Vikander greeting the people of the Philippines as she opens up about her fascination with Lara Croft, the female-empowering hero of the beloved game, and now, the film reboot. Check out the video below and watch “Tomb Raider” in Philippine cinemas Thursday, March 8. Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent.  Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. Leavin

Netflix Releases the Global First Look at Intergalactic Adventure Series "Lost In Space," Premiering on Earth on April 13

While this is the first look at Netflix’s epic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series here on Earth,  “Lost in Space” has already been made available for viewing in space. Netflix provided NASA with access to the pilot episode, which was transmitted 12 days ago to the International Space Station for astronauts to view during their leisure time. In this date announcement video , meet the Robinson Family, reflect on "Human History" on Earth, and look ahead to the future of space travel. For more info check  Netflix: Lost in Space About Lost in Space :  Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their ne

The Murder Mystery Becomes Real in “GAME NIGHT”

  In Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema's  Game   Night , an action comedy with wild adventures, Max (Jason Bateman) and his wife, Annie (Rachel McAdams), and their four friends, are all set for a murder mystery party, courtesy of Max’s brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler). Always looking to one-up his little bro, Brooks has promised the avid small-time gamers an epic night, far beyond their usual menu of charades, trivia and Pictionary. So, minutes later, when armed thugs break down the door and drag him away, bound and gagged, his guests are duly impressed by how realistic the fight seemed, how terrified Brooks had looked, and how menacing his assailants were. They can hardly believe it was all staged.   Maybe that’s because it wasn’t. Or was it? Sharp, fast and unpredictable,  Game Night  is a full-on comedy with a fresh approach: shot like an action thriller from the first punch to the last reveal, it aims to keep audiences not only laughing…but guessing. “Some