In No Escape “How Far Would You Go To Protect The Ones You Love?”

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An intense international thriller, No Escape centers on an American businessman (Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Directed by John Erick Dowdle and written together with his brother Drew, No Escape stars Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell. Directed by John Erick Dowdle.

NO ESCAPEis released and distributed by  CAPTIVE CINEMA.

‘Mr. Holmes’ star Laura Linney reunites with director Bill Condon

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A lifelong New York resident, actress Laura Linney recently reunited with director Bill Condon (“Kinsey”) for “Mr. Holmes.Based on Mitch Cullins’ “A Slight Trick of the Mind,” it looks at an aging Sherlock Holmes, as played by Ian McKellen (also reuniting with Condon after his Oscar-nominated performance in “Of Gods and Monsters”), writing about his final case. Instead of the ever-present Dr. John Watson, Holmes has his housekeeper Mrs. Munro (Linney) and her son Roger (Milo Parker) as companions.

Considering how often they’ve worked together, one would think Condon wouldn’t have to go through the normal channels to cast Linney in a movie, but she says that wasn’t the case.

“He came over to see me. I’d just had the baby and he said, ‘When are you going back to work?’ and I said, ‘I have no plans of going back to work any time soon.’ I knew he was doing a movie about Sherlock Holmes and I was so excited that he was going to get to work with Ian again, so I was just happy for him as a friend. He trotted off and the next day I get a phone call from my agent saying, ‘You’ve been offered a role in a movie about Sherlock Holmes being directed by Bill Condon.'”

“Everyone is kinder to each other around Bill,” she added. “I hope he knows that he would never have to pitch me on anything. If he whispers my name I’ll show up.”

Linney also raved about McKellen, a fellow Oscar nominee and theater veteran.

“He’s a great actor and there’s a reason he’s a great actor,” Linney says. “It was fantastic to watch Ian, who is such a master of what he does, and Milo, who is just beginning — to watch the two of them interact and see what they would learn from each other. He’s still very much in the process of acting and is very welcoming and wants to work with you and not at you.”

Sherlock Holmes has been on the big and small screen numerous times, but this film offers a unique take because it’s set when he’s much older.

“It’s something I don’t think anybody’s ever thought of before, like ‘what happened when he got older?'” Linney says about the depiction of Holmes in the film (which diverges from the book). “What’s remarkable about Sherlock Holmes to me is how you can put him into so many different contexts during so many decades, generations of actors and style and cultures, and it’s still fascinating. He’s one of those classic characters that will withstand any interpretation.”

Although Linney moved to Colorado to marry a Telluride realtor, she’s returned to New York now that they have a son. In fact, those two things are connected to her taking a role in the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.”

“It’s nice to have at least one movie that my son will see before he’s 21 that won’t traumatize him,” she says.

This odd decision was also meant to shake things up from what people expect from her.

“Some of it is just that I’ve never been asked to do this sort of movie before,” Linney says. “I’m someone who really feels it’s good to put yourself in foreign experiences.”

MR. HOLMESis released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA. SHOWING ON JULY 22. NATIONWIDE!


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The final trailer reveal of the most powerful superhero “Fantastic Four” has just been released by 20th Century Fox:

In the concluding series of the movie’s series of trailer releases, it shows Reed Richards during his younger years inventing a teleportation machine.  Much later in the trailer, the young group of brilliant minds that includes Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell who play respectively, Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, Sue Storm and Benjamin “Ben” Grimm are soon transformed into superheroes along with Toby Kebbell as their nemesis Dr. Doom.

“Fantastic Four” opens very soon in cinemas nationwide this August 5 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.


Fantastic 4, Johny Storm

Acclaimed young actor Michael B. Jordan is set to blaze the superhero genre anew in this year’s highly anticipated latest “Fantastic Four” movie.  Starring alongside equally talented young actors Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, Jordan plays Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch wherein he undergoes physical changes after mankind’s first journey to an alternative universe.  Johnny’s transformation leaves him an unparalleled power – covered in fire and never burns, combust the air around him, shoot fireballs and can propel himself through the air on jets of flame.

Jordan earned critical acclaim for his starring role as Oscar Grant in “Fruitvale Station” which debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film. The film was also screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival where it won the award for Best First Film.  After appearing in both “The Sopranos” and “The Wire,” Michael B. Jordan rose to prominence with his role in the NBC drama “Friday Night Lights” and continued to take a recurring role in the show “Parenthood.”  Jordan’s diverse television career also includes appearances in “CSI,” “Without A Trace,” “Cold Case,” “Burn Notice,” “Bones,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “House.” His feature film career began with 2001’s “Hardball,” which starred Keanu Reeves. In 2012 Jordan appeared in the George Lucas-produced movie “Red Tails” and in the Josh Trank-directed phenomenon “Chronicle,” a tale of three teenage boys who develop superpowers.  Continuously rising to be one of Hollywood’s lead young acts, Jordan will soon be seen in the movie “Creed” where he plays the titular role.

A huge fan of “Fantastic Four,” Jordan has excitedly slipped in to his role as the charismatic Johnny Storm, “I grew up loving comic books so I was a big fan. And so it’s great to get to play a character like this. It’s a big deal to me,” enthused Jordan.

The new “Fantastic Four” sets an origin story wherein the four meet each other for the first time.  With Ben Grimm aka The Thing (Bell) and Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic (Teller) being best friends and Johnny (Jordan) and Sue (Mara) as siblings, the four eventually become superheroes over the course of the film.  “It’s the Fantastic Four! It’s fun. These are characters you may be familiar with, but you’re seeing them in a new, fresh way. It’s a different take. I think the film is grounded in real emotions – you get to know these characters and hopefully care about them. They’e learning about themselves at the same time. It’s a superhero movie, but a grounded superhero movie. It’s exciting. It’s an action packed drama,” Jordan shares on what audience can expect from the movie.

Groundbreaking story, action and special effects unfold when the latest “Fantastic Four” (3D) movie opens August 5 nationwide in Philippine cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.  Like 20th Century Fox (Philippines) on Facebook for more updates.


Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

IMAX Corporation, Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and Bad Robot recently announced that “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theatres in the Philippines beginning July 30.

The fifth installment in the blockbuster “Mission: Impossible” franchise, the new film is produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. The executive producers are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger of Skydance Productions and Jake Myers. Drew Pearce, Christopher McQuarrie, Will Staples, Laeta Kalogridis & Patrick Lussier and Dylan Kussman wrote the screenplay, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.

“Rogue Nation” reunites Cruise with stars from 2011’s “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” including Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames. Joining the cast is Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson and Sean Harris.

In the film, Ethan (Cruise) and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate, an International rogue organization, as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

“IMAX is so important in giving the audience the best experience of the film we have made. I am very happy to have this partnership on the next Mission,” said Cruise.

“After the innovative way we worked with our longtime partners Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Bad Robot and Tom Cruise on the record-setting `Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ we are beyond thrilled to once again offer audiences The IMAX Experience® of the latest installment of this action-packed franchise,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “This film was literally made for IMAX and summer moviegoing.”

Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures said, “Audiences the world over proved with the last Mission that The IMAX Experience® is not to be missed and so we are all thrilled to again partner with Rich, Greg and everyone at IMAX to bring this next exciting installment to their screens this summer.”

The Mission: Impossible franchise has earned more than $2 billion at the box office, making it one of the most successful franchises in movie history. The 4th installment in the globally successful franchise, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” earned nearly $700 million worldwide and became Cruise’s highest grossing film to date in his storied career.

The IMAX® release of the latest “Mission: Impossible” film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Opening across the Philippines on Thursday, July 30, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.