Monthly Archives: August 2013

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE FACES BIGGEST GAMBLE IN “RUNNER RUNNER”

affleck timberlake in RUNNER RUNNER

Justin Timberlake, star in the high-roller thriller “Runner Runner” as key players trying to get ahead in the multi-billion dollar industry of internet gambling.

Timberlake’s character Richie is a Princeton grad student who’s been swindled by an online gambling group led by Ivan Block (played by Affleck).   Traveling to Costa Rica to confront the gambling legend behind the site, Richie is eventually seduced into Ivan’s haven – easy, instant and limitless wealth.  Ivan, impressed by Richie’s technological savvy takes the younger man under his wing to teach him the ropes.  It is only when he meets and falls for Ivan’s associate, Rebecca Shafran (Arterton) did he realize that he’s facing his greatest gamble yet when he also learns that Ivan is being chased by the FBI for racketeering, extortion and bribery.

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“Technology has led us to a world where everything comes very quickly, which has expedited this concept of the American dream.  Young people today want everything faster – especially money,” says director Brad Furman.  Justin Timberlake concurs with Furman’s assessment of the American dream on steroids:  “The American dream used to be about being rich and famous, but now it’s to become rich and famous – as quickly as possible.  The more access we have to things, the faster we want them.  Just touch a button and you can have almost anything shipped to you.”

“Today, people don’t want to own a Cadillac; they want to invent their own car,” Timberlake continues.  “A generation of young people wants to start their own galaxy of entrepreneurial activities. People are constantly trying to reinvent the wheel, and things are moving at warp speed. It’s cutthroat.  It’s very cerebral and less about integrity, pride or honor, or any moral values.”

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Timberlake’s Richie Furst is among those getting caught up in this irresistible but dangerous mindset.  His guide and “benefactor” is Ivan Block.  Timberlake describes his character’s descent: “Richie is a good guy in the wrong place, trying to do the right thing.  He’s constantly trying to hold on to his morals.  Richie is a dreamer and an idealist who makes an honest mistake and must figure out how he’s going to get out of it.”

“Runner Runner.”  It’s an expression unknown to all but perhaps the most ardent gamblers.  For the uninitiated, here’s a quick explanation: In the game of poker Texas hold ‘em, each player is dealt two “hole cards,” which they keep to themselves. Then three cards are dealt face up – also known as The Flop. The fourth card dealt up is The Turn and the fifth card is The River. Sometimes a player will get the two cards he needs on The Turn and The River – a very lucky break that is also known as “runner runner.”  For “Runner Runner’s” Richie to avoid jail, he’ll need an ingenious plan – and some very lucky breaks.

“Runner Runner” opens September 26 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.                Visit YouTube 20thCenturyFoxPh and Facebook /20th Century Fox Philippines for more of the latest  photos and trailers of “Runner Runner.”

 

No One Lives

No One Lives

Fourteen students appear brutally murdered, and the crime scene offers no clues as to the whereabouts of the one person who could be the only survivor, a young woman named Emma (Adelaide Clemens). Months later, some bandits attack a young couple’s car, and in it they discover the frightened Emma.

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Rubbing their hands together at the perspective of the considerable payoff for the “ransom”, they don’t realize that the ones who appeared to be their prey are actually much less defenseless than they seem.

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Director Ryûhei Kitamura continues his American adventure with a violent and ingenious thriller, manipulating all the genre conventions past and future to his taste.

No One Lives

“No One Lives” is a smart and original horror movie with at its heart a killer in the grip of a dark and twisted love affair. Starring Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Angus Macfadyen and Laura Ramsey.

No One Lives 

‘No One Lives’ is released and distributed by Solar Entertainment Corp.

Showing soon!

The Family

The Family

Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer return to their Mafia roots in the dark comedy, The Family,  When a notorious mafia family crosses the mob by committing the ultimate crime of snitching, they are put into the Government Witness Protection Program and shipped off to Normandy, France.  Although they pretend to want to change their lives, old habits die hard, and they soon resort back to their old criminal ways of doing business and settling scores.

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Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull) is the dad. Michelle Pfeiffer (Married to the Mob, Scarface) is the Mom. Dianna Argon (Glee) is their daughter and John D’Leo (The Wrestler) their son. Tommy Lee Jones plays a CIA agent that does his best to keep the family from tipping off their whereabouts with their bad behavior. Directed  Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter).

The Family

“The Family ” released and distributed by Captive Cinema.

About Time : A Romantic Comedy About Love and Time Travel

About Time

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time…

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again—and again—but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart.

Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road.

But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

Leading the cast are Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, and a Lydia Wilson.

About Time is a Universal Pictures presentation written and directed by Richard Curtis. It is distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation. Showing at your favorite theaters and cinemas this September 18.     

Gladers of “The Maze Runner”

Maze Runner

An engaging sci-fi adventure filled with the spectacular visual effects is about to be revealed in “The Maze Runner” directed by first time director Wes Ball and produced by blockbuster filmmakers Wyck Godfrey who produced “Twilight,” Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman (“Abduction”) and Lindsay William (“No Good Deed”).

Based on the first book of the best selling trilogy by James Dashner, “The Maze Runner” stars Dylan O’Brien as the movie’s main protagonist Thomas. Brought to a dystopian world where the only memory remains is his name, Thomas along with the rest of other young adults thrive to survive in this world of maze known as the Glade.

Choosing to challenge than accept the horrible fate that awaits them, Thomas along with fellow “runners” Teresa (played by Kaya Scodelario), Newt (Thomas Brodie Sangster), Gally (Will Pouter), Minho (Ki Hong Lee), Albee (Aml Ameen), Winston (Alex Flores), Ben (Chris Sheffield), Frypan (Dexter Darden), Jeff (Jacob Latimore) and Chuck (Blake Cooper) will together to find out the chilling mystery behind the world of maze they’ve been locked in

“The Maze Runner” finds its way in cinemas February 2014 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

the maze runner Teresa

the maze runner alby and ben

the maze runner chuck and frypan

the maze runner gally and jeff

the maze runner minho and newt

the maze runner thomas and winston