Monthly Archives: October 2013

PREPARE FOR “DEVIL’S DUE” – TRAILER DEBUT

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The most horrifying delivery is about to take place in “Devil’s Due,” a movie that employs found footage style on the coming of the antichrist.  The movie is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett written by Lindsay Devlin and Zoe Green.

20th Century Fox delivers its first trailer ever here http://youtu.be/BlPGR06t9Cc  which Wes Craven, the master of horror mentioned (in his twitter @wescraven) that the trailer is creepy and congratulates writer Lindsay as well.

Starring Zach Gilford and Allison Miller as Zach and Samantha McCall as newlyweds who find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy right after their honeymoon.  After a mysterious night during their honeymoon, the couple notice mysterious people following and spying on them.  Eventually, these people are revealed to be Christian heretics who believe they can use some of Christianity’s earliest symbols to bring forth the Anti-Christ.  While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves.  But as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

“Devil’s Due” will arrive soon in Philippine cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

“X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST” GLOBAL TRAILER DEBUT TONIGHT AT 9:00PM, MANILA TIME

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The much anticipated global debut of the full trailer of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will go live tonight at 9:00pm, Manila time at this link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v108V0Bkgik

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

X-Men Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer, the visionary director who brought us the original X-Men movies, says Days of Future Past will take viewers on an emotional ride. “The stakes are high, not just for the world and the future but also the stakes of some of the characters,” says the director. “Clearly there was enormous fragmentation between the characters that happened at the end of First Class. That left the characters on a certain path. This movie will show you where those paths lead.” (source EW.com)

X-Men Days of Future Past

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” will open nationwide in the Philippines on May 22, 2014 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

 

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From Marvel Studios comes the highly anticipated “Thor: The Dark World,” continuing the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves…but our universe itself.

Based on the ever-popular comic book series, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor with Academy Award® winner Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, award-winning Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Erik Selvig, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Algrim, Kat Dennings as Darcy, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg, Zachary Levi as Fandral, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, with Rene Russo as Frigga and Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins as Odin.

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat and a screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle, Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow and Stan Lee.

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Director Brilliante Ma. Mendoza on Sapi Movie

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Director’s Statement:

There are many things that humans commit that create havoc and horrifying effects and repercussions. These things are being committed deliberately right before us and yet we refuse to acknowledge them. These situations reveal men a moral, insensitive and ruthless character. There are many facets in man’s cruelty that generate more horrifying impact than fear of the paranormal that would pale in comparison.

Sapi is basically a horror film about the paranormal phenomenon of the demonic possession. This paranormal occurrence has created widespread fear and curiosity. In this film, the characters running the media network personify apathy and ruthless, while those characters who committed theft and plagiarism thefify unscrupulous media practitioners. The parallelism of the two situations: a case of demonic possession and the callousness of the powerful and influential media exemplify which of them could be more terrifying and fearful.

In perspective, the film is presenting societal issues and crimes committed by those in power with immense and influence on people. The effect and ramifications are so devastating that people have become hardened and accustomed to that fear has become inconsequential. People are afraid and incline to believe that which has not seen, yet refuse to accept and believe things that they normally see that could be truly more horrifying and disturbing.

It is my intent to show that there are other things that people must pay attention to and not be very afraid yet they opt to be insensitive and habituated to them.

Director’s Treatment:

Sapi is treated like a documentary that captures the day-to-day activities of the characters. As the story unfolds, we dig deep into their

personal lives and further into their psyches. The film thus feels like a documentary within a documentary, blurring the boundaries between fiction and news.

Sapi is a product of intensive research, crafted with the highest regard for social reality. The main actors immersed in the lives of their characters. There is hardly any script read on the set and we have a cast of non-actors.

The result is a movie that values authenticity. But since this also falls within a film genre (which is a great challenge for me as a filmmaker) like any horror movie, there is substantial dramaturgy and some elements of suspense, thrill and gore. This film, however, was consciously made to deer away from the classic moviemaking, such that the horror would hopefully continue and endure beyond the screening.

Sapi (Possession) Anong Kinakatakutan Mo?