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YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ICONIC CHARACTER “REGGIE” IN “BAD BOYS FOR LIFE”

He made it!  Remember the 17-year-old Reggie from Bad Boys 2? He’s now grown up and back in the U.S. no.1 box-office hit Bad Boys for Life starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

Check out the “Reggie” featurette below and watch Bad Boys for Life now playing in Philippine cinemas nationwide.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/ohTbp3SHFh4 

The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in Bad Boys for Life – and they’re as fun, dangerous, and unpredictable as ever.

In Bad Boys for Life, Smith and Lawrence return in two of their signature roles, Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett. In the film, just as Marcus is trying to step back and spend more time in his family, a dangerous threat will emerge to endangers Mike’s life – pulling Marcus back in… after all, Mike is family too, and he’s not going to let Mike go on that mission alone.

The film is directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, screenplay by Joe Carnahan and Chris Bremner, from a story by Peter Craig and Joe Carnahan and Chris Bremner.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith and Doug Belgrad.

Bad Boys for Life also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate Del Castillo, Nicky Jam and Joe Pantoliano.

Bad Boys for Life is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #BadBoysForLife

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“JUST MERCY” STARS TALK ABOUT FILM’S TIMELY STORY

The cast and filmmakers of the inspiring drama “Just Mercy” led by Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson talk about why the film tells one of the most important stories of our time in a newly released featurette.

Check out the video below and watch “Just Mercy” now exclusively in selected Ayala Malls Cinemas.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/4kEoKEX00RQ 

A Warner Bros. Picture, “Just Mercy” is now playing exclusively at the following Ayala Malls Cinemas: Greenbelt 3, Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Trinoma, U.P. Town Center, Ayala Malls The 30th,  Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Ayala Malls Capital Central, Ayala Malls Central Bloc and Centrio. Book and buy your tickets at www.SureSeats.com.

Join the conversation and use the hashtag #JustMercy

About “Just Mercy”

Award-winning filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton directed the “Just Mercy” from a screenplay he co-wrote, based on Bryan Stevenson’s bestselling memoir.

After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) had his pick of lucrative jobs.  Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson).  One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the main testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie.  In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.

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DIRECTOR SAM MENDES TAKES YOU INSIDE THE MAKING OF “1917”

For Sam Mendes making 1917 – the critically acclaimed epic set during the First World War inspired by the stories his own grandfather told him – was, he admits, the most challenging experience of his long, acclaimed career. It was also, he says, very, very special.

(Watch the film’s behind-the-scenes featurette at https://youtu.be/3hSjs2hBa94. )

Nominated for Best Picture and Best Director for this year’s Academy Awards, Mendes set the bar extremely high for himself and his team – including cinematographer Roger Deakins – by filming 1917 as though it is one continuous shot, following two young British soldiers, Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay) as they embark on a crucial, extremely dangerous mission, deep behind enemy lines.

“The Germans had retreated to the Hindenberg Line and these two soldiers are tasked with crossing this landscape that has suddenly been abandoned by the Germans to deliver a message to a section of the army that has pushed forward” says Mendes. 

“The two men have until dawn the next day. If they succeed, then potentially they save 1,600 lives. If they fail, then those lives will be sacrificed. On top of that, one of the soldiers, Blake, has a brother in that particular battalion. So there is a personal element to it as well.”

Their perilous journey, through the trenches, across the bombed out craters of No-Man’s Land and a devastated town, is an intense, visceral experience for the audience. The camera never leaves the men as they relentlessly move forwards, in a heart-stopping race against time.

“It felt almost impossible at times, but somehow we managed to do it,” says Mendes. “We started by asking ourselves, ‘If the camera could move anywhere, where, emotionally, is the right place for it to go?’ And only then we would try to figure out how to do it.”

“Sometimes we wanted it to be very intimate and at other times very epic. We never wanted it to feel repetitive – you don’t want to see the same shot over and over again – so it became a dance between the camera, the characters and the landscape, all three of which were constantly changing and evolving. 

“The technical challenges were huge. We shot with a variety of rigs – steadycam, wire, cranes, sometimes the cameras were on a car or a motorbike and sometimes it was old fashioned hand held camera work – yet all of it had to feel like it was one unified style. The movement of the camera had to feel seamless. 

“We rehearsed for months. The first thing we had to do was to measure the length of every section, every scene. It’s all very well for us to write ‘this scene takes place in an orchard’ but we had to build the orchard to fit the length of the scene required. 

“And this was the case all the way through the movie – for trenches, quarries, woods, farmhouses, roads, towns. So the first thing we needed to do, as a crew, was to walk across empty fields with the script, marking out every step of the journey. Then, when we found the natural rhythm of a scene, we planted flags in the ground. 

“And that’s how we did everything. We marked out and planned and built over a mile of trenches, then filled them with hundreds and hundreds of people. Dennis Gassner and his amazing art department created a world. But it all began with the boys, myself and Roger Deakins just walking across a field.”

In Philippine cinemas February 5th, Sam Mendes’ 1917 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 #1917Movie.   

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SNAKE EYES KICKS OFF PRODUCTION IN JAPAN!

DOWNLOAD IMAGES OF THE CAST AND FILMMAKERS FROM THE JAPAN PHOTO CALL NOW:

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CAST AND FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE INCLUDE:

Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Haruka Abe, Iko Uwais, Takehiro Hira, Director Robert Schwentke, Executive Producers Jeff Waxman and Erik Howsam, and Stunt Coordinator Kenji Tanigaki

HIE-JINJA SHRINE

TOKYO, JAPAN

JANUARY 10, 2020

SNAKE EYES IS IN THEATRES 2020!

Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Skydance Present

In Association with Hasbro

A di Bonaventura Pictures Production

A Robert Schwentke Film

“SNAKE EYES”

DIRECTED BY

Robert Schwentke

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY

Jeff Waxman, Erik Howsam, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger

PRODUCED BY

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brian Goldner

STARRING

Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Samara Weaving, Úrsula Corberó, Haruka Abe, Iko Uwais, Takehiro Hira

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VANESSA KIRBY ON AN IMPOSSIBLE MISSION IN “HOBBS & SHAW”

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 at https://youtu.be/e9ETo9xccsc.)

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 the only guy who might be badder than themselves.

In Kirby, the filmmakers found an actress who could anchor the antics between Hobbs and Shaw, which run from hilarious to downright deadly and embody (literally) the very real stakes for herself and the planet. “Vanessa Kirby is an incredible actress,” director David Leitch says. “I had no doubt that we could put her through the training and draw out the physicality of Hattie. What she brings in her acting is the ability to be strong but then vulnerable and stoic and then emotional, and it’s all authentic. An actress of her caliber helps to ground our lighter moments and make the stakes feel real.”

For Kirby, Leitch was a dream director, who advocated for Hattie to be as capable, if not more, than Hobbs or Shaw. “What I love about Dave’s vision is that he has always been adamant that Hattie is as strong and tough as Hobbs and Shaw, and that she was as much of a fighter,” Kirby says. “She doesn’t need saving; she joins the guys as equals. I think it’s important for young girls in the audience to see women can save the world, too. So, I felt that was my responsibility, to give Hattie that added toughness.”

Hattie’s heroism will also force a reunion, and ultimately a reconciliation, with her long-estranged brother, Deckard Shaw. Their relationship is complicated and strained, at best. Hattie had distanced herself from Shaw after he “went dark,” when rumors surfaced that Shaw had become a mercenary. Now, their mother is in prison, and the siblings haven’t spoken in years.

In Philippine cinemas July 31, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw is distributed 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 hashtags #HobbsAndShawPH.