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Academy Award Winner Julianne Moore Tackles Latest Acting Challenge in “AFTER THE WEDDING”

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  Academy award winner and incredibly versatile actor, Julianne Moore who notched up an array of stunning performances in notable and hit movies such as Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Hunger Games series, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and her unforgettable performance in Still Alice (which won her the long overdue Best Actress Oscar), stars anew in the enigmatic thrilling drama After The Wedding.   A remake of the Oscar-nominated (Foreign Language) Susanne Bier’s Danish film, the latest film of the same title After The Wedding is directed by Bart Freundlich that exposes a long-hidden truth, ripping an old wound and revealing a new secret, which alters the course of the lives of Theresa (Moore), Isabel (Michelle Williams), Oscar (Billy Crudup) and Grace (Abby Quinn).   As if driven by an inescapable force, Moore’s character Theresa winds up with Isabel who has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, Theresa becomes the potent

Filipina Actress Crisel Consunji Comes Home For The Special Screening of "STILL HUMAN" at Cinemalaya 2019

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The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Festival 2019 gets a bit more interesting as Filipina Actress Crisel Consunji will grace the CCP Little Theatre on August 9, 6:15 PM for the special screening of her film "Still Human." The  film is praised by different critics and even swept the 2019 Hong Kong Film Awards, bagging the Best Actor award for Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Best New Performer for Crisel Consunji and Best New Director for Oliver Siu Kuen Chan. Here are some of the reactions from the critics after they watched "Still Human" * Frankly sentimental and sometimes outright implausible, Oliver Siu Kuen Chan's feature debut nonetheless charms with winning performances. -  Justin Lowe (Hollywood Reporter)  *  Director Oliver Siu Kuen Chan's debut feature is the epitome of the genuinely genteel washing crassness away. -Don Shanahan (Every Movie Has A Lesson)    *  Not only a heartfelt a

SM Cinema goes on full throttle with the release of Fast and Furious Hobbs and Shaw

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SM Cinema is going full throttle with the release of Fast and Furious Hobbs and Shaw.  The first spin-off movie of the successful adrenaline-induced franchise, Fast and Furious Hobbs and Shaw is set to hit SM Cinemas on July 31. From the box office movie franchise that has amassed $5 billion worldwide, Fast & Furious is adding yet another angle to the always-evolving storyline with Luke Hobbs (The Rock) and Deckard Shaw’s (Jason Statham) unlikely partnership.  Hobbs and Shaw is expected to be more inclined to be an action-packed movie while staying true to the identity of Fast and Furious that is linked to cool cars going on full speed. With car chases involving a sweet ride in the form of a McLaren 720s, gravity-defying stunts from 120 global stunt performers, fist fights and witty banters from The Rock’s Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Shaw, the movie revs up to be another Fast and Furious movie that’s going to be hard to miss out on.    The spin-off follows hulking law

Johnson, Statham Collide in “FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW”

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Although  Fast  fans already know Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, director David Leitch wanted to re-introduce them on their own terms and establish their lives away from the rest of the  Fast  team. The first scene in  Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw  hilariously contrasts Hobbs’ laid-back life in California with Shaw’s extravagant life in London, using a split screen to highlight just how opposite these two heroes are. “ The opening sequence is really clever and is one of my favorite little moments of the movie,” Jason Statham says. “It’s spot-on because Hobbs and Shaw are so different yet so similar. I think it’s a tightrope that Dave walks rather well throughout the film.” (Watch the film’s new spot below) Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is an exacting man with an unwavering moral code, but he’s also a man who cut himself off from his family more than 20 years ago, for reasons he won’t explain. When his daughter becomes more curious about her family tree, Hobbs

Marco Gumabao Lands his Biggest Role in “JUST A STRANGER” with Anne Curtis

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  Since he joined the V IVA Artists Agency, Marco Gumabao has become more visible in the movie scene. In 2018 alone, he appeared in three films: “Abay Babes”, where he was fancied by Cristine Reyes and Natalie Hart; “Para sa Broken Hearted” where he was paired up with Shy Carlos, and then in “Aurora”, the Anne Curtis-starrer that won various awards at the Metro Manila Film Festival Awards. This past March, he played a significant role in Nadine Lustre’s journey to self-love in “Ulan”. Marco, who is regarded as the country’s Newest Heartthrob, said in an interview that he didn’t want “an overnight popularity” and would rather achieve success in a “step-by-step manner”. He worked hard to prove that that he is a leading man material. “ Personally, I believe that it should be slowly but surely,” he said. After going through the audition, Marco has finally landed his biggest leading man role yet in “Just a Stranger” opposite Anne Curtis. Marco

Anne Curtis and Marco Gumabao go intimate in the romantic drama, “Just a Stranger”.

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  Written and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana (The Day After Valentine’s, 100 Tula Para Kay Stella), the story revolves around a married woman who gets into an affair with a man half her age despite her nagging conscience that one day they might pay for it. Mae Pimentel (Curtis) is in her mid-30s. Though stricken with an illness called Fibromyalgia, Mae is not wanting in material things and can go on a leisure trip anywhere she wants. Her husband Phil (Edu Manzano), a businessman, doesn’t seem to mind as he has very little time for her. It is while vacationing in the flamboyant city of Lisbon, Portugal that this fashionable lady meets Jericho. Jericho “Jekjek” Esguerra (Gumabao) is a 19-year-old son of a Philippine Ambassador. He is oozing with sex appeal and charming personality, but lacking in maturity. To help him have a sense of responsibility, his father tells him to find a job. Jericho is not excited about working, but out of respect to his parents Rufi

Kesha’s “Best Day” from “The Angry Birds Movie 2” is a Prescription for Fun

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  J uly 26, 2019  —   Today, Kesha drops “Best Day (Angry Birds 2 Remix)” via Kemosabe/RCA Records, encapsulating the carefree spirit of the season and suggesting we take a walk in the sunshine, dance with our friends and embrace the day to the fullest. Featured in  The Angry Birds Movie 2  (out August 21st in the Philippines via Sony Pictures Animation in association with Rovio Entertainment), “Best Day (Angry Birds 2 Remix)” is pop music at its most joyful.   With a smooth vocal performance, funk bass line, beachside vibe, and a mantra-like refrain about seizing the moment and expelling negativity, the song captures what continues to make Kesha one of the pop world’s most refreshing stars: her effortlessly exciting and melodious songwriting, her spirited and earnest vocals, and of course her occasional doses of humor.   Of the inspiration for the track, which Kesha wrote with Wrabel, Ryan Lewis (who also produced the song) and Scott Harris, the singer said “I wanted to w

Vanessa Kirby on an Impossible Mission in “HOBBS & SHAW”

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The women of the  Fast & Furious  franchise have repeatedly proven themselves to be as accomplished, dedicated and resilient as their male counterparts.   That commitment to strong female characters would become a cornerstone for Universal Pictures’  Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw  with the casting of Vanessa Kirby ( Mission: Impossible - Fallout,  Netflix’s  The Crown ) as Hattie Shaw, a highly capable, badass MI6 agent who sets the plot of the film in motion and whose bravery and commitment to her duty is peerless. Watch the film’s new spot below:   When we first meet her, Hattie is leading a team sent to recover “The Unicorn,” a mysterious vial that contains a lethal pathogen that, when weaponized, could wipe out half the global population. But Hattie and her team are ambushed by a cybernetically enhanced Brixton Lorr (Idris Elba).  Now, sworn enemies Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) will have to partner up to bring down th

First Trailer of “ZOMBIELAND” Sequel Brings Back the Undead Apocalypse

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Columbia Pictures has just released Trailer 1 of its upcoming comedy adventure  Zombieland: Double Tap , the sequel the 2009 cult classic, Zombieland .  Original director Ruben Fleisher reunites the same cast, led by Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone. Check out the trailer below and watch  Zombieland: Double Tap  in Philippine cinemas this October. A decade after  Zombieland  became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer ( Venom ) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick ( Deadpool ) for  Zombieland: Double   Tap . In the sequel, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new hu

The Hunter is the Hunted in the “GEMINI MAN” Trailer

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  Who will save you from yourself? Watch the brand new trailer for Paramount Pictures’  Gemini Man,  the epic action-thriller from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee and starring Will Smith.   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/videos/721809631607914/     YouTube:  https://youtu.be/pqL0OqKyVIs     Gemini Man  is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.     The film is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ang Lee and produced by renown producers Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.  Also starring are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong.    In Philippine cinemas October 9 th ,  Gemini Man  is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/uipmov

Amaia to offer modern and affordable homes in Binangonan, Rizal

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Anyone looking to acquire a home aspires to reside in a serene and peaceful community that is far removed from chaotic city life yet has access to business districts, retail establishments, hospitals, and educational institutions. Just like Amaia’s future house and lot development in Binangonan, Rizal which offers both to families that seek homes in Binangonan and its environs.    Aspiring homeowners will find well-designed, and affordable housing units in Amaia Scapes, a verdant community set in Barangay Tatala in the fast-developing municipality of Binangonan, Rizal.   Amaia Scapes is proof that Amaia Land is staying true to its promise of providing affordable and sustainable homes to many Filipinos. And just like in any other Amaia community, prospective buyers can avail of convenient payment schemes such as cash, deferred cash, and bank financing. Prospective homeowners will find eye-catching, well-designed, and affordable units in Amaia Scapes, an 18-hectar