Monthly Archives: April 2015

THIRD TRAILER FOR “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3” IS HERE

Insidious: Chapter 3

The third trailer of Columbia Pictures’ new supernatural thriller “Insidious: Chapter 3” is now online and may be viewed here at https://youtu.be/jtUU4qDo4T0. The film is the latest instalment in the terrifying horror series written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell.

Produced by Oren Peli (“Paranormal Activity”), James Wan (“The Conjuring”) and Whannell, “Insidious: Chapter 3” stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell.

The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Opening soon across the Philippines on June 05, 2015, “Insidious: Chapter 3” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” EXPLODES NEW TRAILER

Mad Max: Fury Road

The new “Mad Max: Fury Road” trailer explodes through the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Catch it here athttps://youtu.be/6gOPNzvjeFA.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron).

They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

“Mad Max: Fury Road”—the fourth in the franchise’s history—stars Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) as the Imperator, Furiosa. The film also stars Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (“Mad Max”, “Sleeping Beauty”) as Immortan Joe; and Nathan Jones (“Conan the Barbarian”) as Rictus Erectus. Collectively known as The Wives, Zoë Kravitz (“Divergent”) plays Toast, Riley Keough (“Magic Mike”) is Capable, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) is Splendid.

Opening across the Philippines in 2D and 3D theaters on May 14, 2015, “Mad Max: Fury Road” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

“PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2” SECURES A TEASER POSTER

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Following a trailer launch last week, Columbia Pictures now unveils the new international poster art for its upcoming action-packed family comedy, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.”

Coming with the tagline, “Always Bet on Blart” (a variation of the cliché “always bet on black”), the one-sheet shows our earnest mall cop traversing down a zip line across the Vegas strip.

After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart (Kevin James) has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter (Raini Rodriguez) before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.

Starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Neal McDonough, and Shirley Knight, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” is directed by Any Fickman, from a screenplay by Kevin James & Nick Bakay. The film is produced by Todd Garner, Kevin James, Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo.

Opening across the Philippines on May 06, 2015, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

GET TO KNOW THE “AVENGERS” AS THEY ASSEMBLE FOR NEW ADVENTURE

Avengers Age of Ultron

Marvel Studios has just revealed the character descriptions of the Avengers as they assemble anew for the eagerly anticipated “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Get on the same page with them and find out their motivations and challenges.

Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Brash but brilliant billionaire Tony Stark returns, still struggling with the emotional fallout from the Battle of New York that took place in “The Avengers.” Tony is now bankrolling his Super Hero dream-team in an ongoing effort to protect the world from the evil forces that he knows are out there. Stark carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, which leads him to team up with Bruce Banner to create Ultron as the ultimate peacekeeping program.

Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) has fully embraced the mantle of team leader, but with the unraveling of S.H.I.E.L.D. in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” he continues to reconcile with what he has lost in a world he does not totally recognize. Outmatched and on the run, he must find a way to rally The Avengers and find a way to defeat the terrifying Ultron.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth). The Asgardian God of Thunder returns as Earth’s sworn protector. More brash and powerful than ever, Thor serves as the moral compass for the team and continues his personal quest to find the identity of his brother’s secret ally while also warning his teammates of threats that are bigger than any of them can imagine.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) is back and ready to be unleashed as The Avengers’ not-so-secret weapon. He has embraced the Hulk and is now an important part of the team, although surprising protocols have been put in place to make sure Hulk doesn’t ever get out of hand in a conflict. Banner worked alongside Tony Stark to develop the Ultron program as a peacekeeping initiative.

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) returns to the fray as the deadly and beautiful super-spy turned hero. Her intelligence, resources and lethal fighting ability far outweigh her lack of “super” powers. With the threat of Ultron looming, Natasha will need to confront the demons of her shadowy past and draw strength from her teammates to defeat him.

Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). A skilled and accurate archer, Hawkeye is one of the team’s most lethal operatives. After having his mind controlled by Loki in “The Avengers,” Hawkeye returns to the team in fully functional mode, complete with more advanced weaponry.

Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has the power of super-speed. He is fiercely protective of his twin sister Wanda and will do anything to defend his war-torn home of Sokovia. Along with his sister, he volunteered for a secret program and gained his speed through Baron Strucker’s experimentation with an unusual power source.

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) is the beautiful and mysterious twin sister of Pietro. Possessing the powers of mental manipulation and telekinesis, Wanda as Scarlet Witch is able to attack her enemies from the inside out. Along with her brother, she is the product of Baron Strucker’s experiment.

Ultron (James Spader) is a technological super villain the likes of which have never been seen. Unhinged and terrifying, Ultron is born out of a corrupted pilot program that Tony Stark and Bruce Banner created to help usher in peace on Earth. When their programming went haywire, Ultron came to life with the goal to save the planet by eliminating the biggest threat to it—humanity. He will stop at nothing to see this goal realized and promises to kill The Avengers for daring to try to stop him.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), the man that first brought The Avengers together, is now disavowed and living in hiding after the events of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Nevertheless, Fury continues to be an important mentor and leader for our team of heroes.

The Vision (Paul Bettany) is a powerful and mysterious android that is raw, dangerous and uncontrollable.

Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) is a black-market arms dealer, smuggler and gangster operating out of South Africa. He is a former acquaintance of Tony Stark’s from his weapons-dealing days and a powerful new player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Baron Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) is a brilliant HYDRA scientist who worked under the cover of S.H.I.E.L.D. for far too long. Human experimentation, advanced robotics and artificial intelligence are just a few of the things Strucker is working on when Wanda and Pietro Maximoff volunteer for his program.

Dr. Helen Cho (Claudia Kim) is a world-renowned geneticist and an ally of The Avengers. From her offices in Seoul, South Korea, to sharing workspace with Bruce Banner in his lab at Avengers Tower, Dr. Cho’s research and technology help keep The Avengers in the fight.

Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in Philippine cinemas onApril 22, 2015.

MUSIC POP STAR NICK JONAS TRANSITIONS TO SERIOUS ACTING ROLE IN “CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR”

Careful What You Wish For

The youngest sibling of the phenomenal Jonas Brothers band, Nick Jonas, stars in his first adult and serious acting role in the upcoming thriller “Careful What You Wish For” opposite Isabel Lucas and Dermot Mulroney.

Jonas plays Doug, a handsome self-conscious virgin student who gets more than what he bargained for when he started having a very passionate affair with Lena (Lucas), the wife of an investment banker Elliot Harper (Mulroney). Further into their relationship, Doug is eventually charged with adultery and has become the prime suspect of Harper’s death.

From the direction of Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, who also directed “Gossip Girl,” “Vampire Diaries” and “Aquamarine,” “Careful What You Wish For” delves into the millenials’ psyche on their desire for immediate gratification.

“For me, our movie is a morality tale exploring that very subject matter and depicting the true consequences of attention-grabbing, momentarily thrilling but illicit, behavior.  The film is a provocative, cautionary story for the upcoming generational archetype – a peer group that is suddenly faced with a far bigger stage, more attainable temptation, and higher stakes than any generation that has come before,” explains director Allen of the movie’s theme.

Allen further shares on working with his male lead star, “Nick Jonas is in almost every scene in of the film, and it was a true pleasure to collaborate with him as he admirably threw himself into the task of exploring this young, impressionable character.  Nick does a beautiful job of depicting Doug’s arc; we watch him both emotionally and visually transform from an innocent boy into a jaded, hardened man.   At the end of the film, the audience understands in one simple shot of his face that he can never have his boyhood back.  Ever.  I wanted to cast Nick Jonas because of his raw talent and also because he himself was going through a transformative time in his career that mirrors the story line of Doug Martin.  There are many parallels between Doug’s story and Nick’s transition into film acting – and I believe that this fact profoundly impacts the deep, rich performance Nick Jonas delivers on screen.”

From Axinite Digicinema, “Careful What You Wish For” opens very soon this May 6 in cinemas nationwide.