Monthly Archives: February 2013

FIRST FAMILY, A FEW MILLION YEARS AGO: “THE CROODS”

THE CROODS

Get ready for a million adventures when “The Croods” opens March 22 in 3D in cinemas nationwide.

THE CROODS is a 3D comedy adventure that follows the world’s first modern family through the journey of a lifetime. When the cave that has always been their home is destroyed – with the rest of their world not far behind it – The Croods are forced to set off on the first family road (or path) trip. Rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts, The Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures, and a future beyond any they imagined.

The Crood family dynamics, though unfolding a few million years ago, feel like they could come from your own household.  Like most fathers, family patriarch Grug (Nicolas Cage) is fiercely protective of his wife and three kids. His hyper-vigilance has kept his cave-bound family safe, secure and….super- bored.  Grug’s strong and dutiful better half, Ugga (Catherine Keener), accepts her husband’s “fear is good; change is bad” mentality, as does their son Thunk (Clark Duke), who’s content with the static status quo.  Feisty mother-in-law Gran (Cloris Leachman) never tires of needling (or sometimes assaulting) Grug; and stone-tough toddler Sandy might be the fiercest Crood yet.

THE CROODS

But leave it to a rebellious teenager (is there any other kind?) to stand up to parental authority.  Grug’s sole focus is survival, but Eep (Emma Stone) wants to actually live, and her curiosity about the world outside their cave collides with her dad’s primitive rules.  (Ever the defiant outsider, Eep gets her own ledge to sleep on while the rest of the Croods pile on top of one another for some family shut-eye.)

A cataclysmic event forces the Croods to venture into parts unknown and rethink their way of living.  En route, they encounter Guy (Ryan Reynolds), whose dazzling new discoveries – like fire…and shoes – shake up the Croods in unexpected ways. Most of the family (especially Eep) is open to Guy’s vision of a new place called “tomorrow,” but Grug sees the biggest calamity yet: a charming teenage boy from which he must “protect” Eep.   The Croods soon realize that if they don’t evolve…they’re history.

The movie presents an age known as the Croodaceous Period, which, says filmmaker DeMicco, “fell between the Jurassic Age and the ‘Katzenzoic Era’– at least according to DreamWorks archaeologists.” It is a world of visual splendor and grandeur that holds innumerable challenges for the beleaguered clan.

THE CROODS

From DreamWorks Animation SKG, “The Croods” is directed by Chris Sanders & Kirk DeMicco, and produced by Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell.  The screenplay is by Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders, with a story by John Cleese, Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders. The music is by Alan Silvestri.

“The Croods” features a stellar voice cast headed by Nicolas Cage as Grug, Ryan Reynolds as Guy, Emma Stone as Eep, Catherine Keener as Ugga, Clark Duke as Thunk, and Cloris Leachman as Gran.

Take a peek at “The Croods’” hilarious adventures at 20thCenturyFoxPh YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqtHYom6MNo&list=UU-JrjBL_iZAn5wjEsw9nRYA

THE PREDATOR IN MATTHEW GOODE: “STOKER”

Matthew Goode Stoker

On her 18th birthday, India Stoker’s (Mia Wasikowska) father dies in a tragic car accident.  Her only source of strength and comfort now gone, India now finds herself lost and unable to connect to the people around including her unstable mother Evie, played by Nicole Kidman.  On the day of her father’s funeral, her father’s long lost brother Uncle Charlie surfaces and decides to stay with them.  At first doubtful of her Uncle Charlie, Mia surprisingly finds herself drawn to him in a fascinating way she never thought possible.

Matthew Goode Stoker

As Uncle Charlie reveals himself to her, India becomes increasingly infatuated with her charismatic relative and comes to realize that his arrival is no coincidence. With her uncle to guide her, she is about to find out that in her blood runs a stream of evil that her father had long protected her from.

The enigmatic man at the center of the family conflict is played by Matthew Goode, a British import previously seen in Tom Ford’s critically acclaimed “A Single Man,” opposite Oscar® winner Colin Firth, and as the Greek god-like super hero Ozymandias in “Watchmen.”  “Matthew is just so much fun,” says Wasikowska. “Our relationship off-screen was the polar opposite of what it was on screen. He can be really goofy, so it was a challenge to keep a straight face working with him.”

Matthew Goode Stoker

Uncle Charlie is shrouded in mystery throughout the film. His motives remain hidden until nearly the end. “The audience never knows for sure what goes on in his mind,” says director Park. “He loved his brother so much, and his love for his brother is transferred to India.  He is a mentor figure who turns up to complete India.  Matthew matched the image I had in my head—the innocence, humor, elfishness.  He has the mischievous sparkle and elegant delicacy of someone who can’t hurt a fly.  These are all the perfect qualities for Uncle Charlie.”

Goode was equally certain that he wanted to be part of Park’s English language debut. “This is an example of Hollywood drawing on the best talent from all around the world, which I think is a brilliant thing,” Goode says. “Director Park is a master of psychology, which is one of the reasons his films are so intelligent and believable.”

Matthew Goode Stoker

“This kind of script doesn’t come around every day,” Goode continues. “It has all the right ingredients to move an audience, as well as to scare and provoke them. It’s a beautiful love story, in a twisted way. Charlie has been waiting for years, keeping in touch with Mrs. McGarrick, the housekeeper, to learn all about India.  At first you think you know who Charlie is, but as the story evolves, you realize he’s extremely complicated and dangerous,” he says. “Nothing is what it appears. He wants to be around his family, so he uses Evie. He can’t really stay there unless she is attracted to him. But Charlie is extremely unbalanced and he has feelings for India that are not at all uncle-like. The challenge for me was that rather than being simply evil, he has to have a center to him that we like, which is disorienting and quite scary.”

“Matthew is compellingly attractive as Charlie,” Kidman adds. “That’s really such a good thing for Uncle Charlie to be. You believe that Evie would desire him and want his attention. He’s the first person for a long time to give her attention. And then Matthew, of course, has such talent. I expect to see him become a huge star.”

“Stoker” opens March 1 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

 

The Retaliation Begins in G.I. Joe 2

GI Joe 2 poster

A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association withHASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Starring D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu.

GI Joe 2

Showing across the Philippines March 2013.“G.I. Joe 2 : Retaliation” is released and distributed by united International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp.

GI Joe 2 retaliation

 

GI Joe 2 retaliation begin

Megan Fox Being Cast of Upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

April O'Neil Megan Fox TMNT

According to the blog of Michael Bay (http://michaelbay.com), he announce that he will bring back Megan Fox to the Family.  Megan Fox will back again and her come back movie is the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. We all know that Megan Fox has out from the third part of the Transformers. So, it’s time to pay back with Megan’s talent. Michael Bay wants Megan to be back into the scenes.

April O'Neil Megan Fox

 

 

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Casts “Zero Dark Thirty” Breakout Actor Jason Clarke

jason_clarke to star in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Jason Clarke, whose marked, riveting performance opposite this year’s Golden Globes’ best actress Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty” has officially signed on to star in 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
Clarke whose role in “Zero Dark Thirty” as the gritty torturer opened possibilities for him within Hollywood arena as a potential leading man in the upcoming Fox’s tentpole franchise “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
Directed by Matt Reeves, ““Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is set 15 years later after “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” previously starred in by James Franco. Though the plot is tightly under wraps, www.hollywoodreporter.com reports that the movie’s plot deals with the human scientists who are struggling to survive alone in San Francisco where the most memorable battle scene took place in “Rise” between man and ape struggling for freedom from both knots.
It is also reported that Andy Serkis is returning to reprise the role of Caesar, the alpha intelligent ape trying to maintain dominance over his kingdom.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” will be produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clarke, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa of which script will be written by Mark Bomback.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is set to be released in Philippine cinemas on May 22, 2014 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.