“SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME” BRINGS TOM HOLLAND TO INDONESIA

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Tom Holland traveled far from home to Bali, Indonesia and met with ecstatic fans this week at his promotional tour for Columbia Pictures’ SpiderManFar From Home.  The much-anticipated post Avengers: Endgame MCU adventure swings to Philippine cinemas July 3.

Watch the fan event’s highlights below.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #SpiderManFarFromHome

About Spider-Man™: Far From Home

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts. Screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.  Produced by Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal.

Tom Holland is joined in the cast by Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH IN BALI FOR THE “MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL” FAN EVENT

Men in Black: International

Chris Hemsworth (Agent H) takes hundreds of selfies at this fun fan event in Bali, Indonesia for Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure Men in Black: International.

Check out the fan event’s highlights below and watch Men in Black: International in Philippine cinemas June 12.

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“Kicking off the MIB press tour in Indonesia! This is the first time ever for a major studio to bring cast for film promotion to Indonesia. Pretty exciting to be a part of history this week hitting such a massive market in the film industry. Having media and influencers from all over the region is truly something special. Thank you Indonesia!!,” Hemsworth wrote in his Instagram.

Men in Black International is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #MIBInternational

About Men in Black: International

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.

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 Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson.

“THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2” WELCOMES HARRISON FORD AS DOG ROOSTER

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Legendary actor Harrison Ford breathes life to one of the new characters in Universal Pictures and Illumination’s new comedy adventure The Secret Life of Pets 2.  Ford provides the voice for a seasoned farm dog named Rooster who ends up helping the terrier Max confront his own fears and find his inner courage.

(Watch the Rooster trailer for The Secret Life of Pets 2 at https://youtu.be/U_8cQYEXEZE.)

“Rooster is a character that is perfectly suited to Harrison Ford,” producer Chris Meledandri says. “He’s a ranch dog and he runs this ranch with a pretty stern sense of command. Rooster is exactly who Max needs, because he is the opposite of Max: He is tough, he is wise and he is not suffering fools. When Max steps onto his farm, he’s going to leave having grown up and having overcome his fear, whether he likes it or not. This journey that Max goes on allows him to overcome the fear that is holding him back, and he does it driven by Rooster, who is teaching this city dog how to really stand up and be a man.”

To bring the character to life, the filmmakers needed to find an actor whose voice immediately communicated confidence, intelligence and quiet heroism. One name quickly rose to the top of that list—Harrison Ford—but the iconic star had never performed in an animated film before. There was just one reason for that, Ford says: “I had never been asked before.”

A fan of the first Pets movie and a man with three dogs of his own, Ford was intrigued, but he had a few questions. “My first instinct was to ask, ‘Well, do you want me to do a voice? A dog voice?’” Ford says. “And they said no, just my regular voice. I figured out pretty quickly that Rooster was kind of a caricature idea of me; it was celebrated as typecasting. Usually that’s something you want to stay away from, but in this case it was encouraged.”

Director Chris Renaud was thrilled. “Once we landed on the concept of Rooster and the farm, the movie just fell into place,” Renaud says. “Working with Harrison on this film was a dream come true for me. He went above and beyond my expectations in the role of Rooster and lent a real weight and gravity to the character. You can’t help but be riveted by his voice when you hear it onscreen.”

For Ford, the recording process was more enjoyable than he had imagined. “I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun it was,” he says. “It was really a pleasure to do it. They made it great fun for me. You’d go in, do a scene or a bunch of scenes, and then you come back. You start to see pictures of the character in action. I don’t think I ever spent more than 45 minutes or an hour in the recording studio at any one time. They work really hard to get it where they want it, and you…don’t.” He laughs. “It’s too easy. And fun. Really fun.”

Playing Rooster did not, however, change Ford’s perspective on his own dogs. “No, my dogs are very different than Rooster, as far as I know,” he says, and chuckles. “They don’t have the same kind of secret life. I have dogs and I really enjoy their company. Currently we’re down to three, but we’ve had as many as four dogs at a time. Their personalities, their capacity to generate an emotional connection to us, make them just a pleasure to be around.”

Seeing the film for the first time was a pleasure, too. “The movie’s fantastic,” Ford says. “The Illumination style of animation amazes me. The detail, what they put into the frame, absolutely amazes.” Rooster is certain to become an immediate fan favorite for audiences, so would Ford consider doing a Pets 3 if the opportunity arose? “Pets 3? Oh yeah, sure,” Ford says. “Why not? I’d love it.”

In Philippine cinemas June 5thThe Secret Life of Pets 2 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/ ; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/. Use the hashtag #TheSecretLifeOfPets2.   

STORY OF A BOY’S STOLEN LIFE REVEALED IN “THE GOLDFINCH” TRAILER

The Goldfinch

Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios have released the first trailer for their highly anticipated film adaptation of the globally acclaimed best-selling novel, “The Goldfinch.”

Check out the trailer below and watch “The Goldfinch” in Philippine cinemas this October.

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The drama is directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (“Brooklyn”) and features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Big Little Lies”) as Mrs. Barbour.  

In the film, Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love.  Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day…a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.  The Goldfinch.

The film also stars Oakes Fegley (“Pete’s Dragon”) as Young Theo, Aneurin Barnard (“Dunkirk”) as Boris, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things,” “It”) as Young Boris, with Sarah Paulson (“The Post,” “American Crime Story”) as Xandra, Luke Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums”) as Larry, and Jeffrey Wright (“The Hunger Games” films) as Hobie.  

“The Goldfinch” is produced by Nina Jacobson (“The Hunger Games” films, “American Crime Story”) and Brad Simpson (“World War Z,” “American Crime Story”) under their Color Force banner.  Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda and Sue Kroll are serving as executive producers.  The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), based on the book by Donna Tartt, which spent 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

“The Goldfinch” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #TheGoldfinch

AN UNHOLY NIGHT AWAITS IN THE NEW “ANNABELLE COMES HOME” TRAILER

Annabelle Comes Home

The sinister doll Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the Warrens’ home in the official trailer 2 of New Line Cinema’s “Annabelle Comes Home.”

Check out the trailer below and watch “Annabelle Comes Home” in Philippine cinemas on June 26.

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“Annabelle Comes Home” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #AnnabelleComesHome

About “Annabelle Comes Home”

“Annabelle Comes Home” is the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe.  Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the “Annabelle” films, “IT” and “The Nun,” makes his directorial debut on the film, which is produced by Peter Safran (“Aquaman”), who has produced all the films in the “Conjuring” franchise, and “Conjuring” universe creator James Wan (“Aquaman”).

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing.  But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

The film stars McKenna Grace (Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Captain Marvel”) as Judy; Madison Iseman (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween”) as her babysitter, Mary Ellen; and Katie Sarife (TV’s “Youth and Consequences” and “Supernatural”) as troubled friend Daniela; with Patrick Wilson (“Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Insidious” films) and Vera Farmiga (“The Conjuring” films, upcoming “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) reprising their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren.