Javier Bardem Lets In the Darkness in Psycho-Thriller “mother!”


Academy Award© winner Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men, Skyfall) stars opposite Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence in Paramount Pictures’ psychological thriller m o t h e r ! in Philippine cinemas September 20.

(Watch new clips from “mother!” at http://youtu.be/rYzKbeVULVg andhttp://youtu.be/_sS6mOWxJCU.)

Directed by Academy Award-nominee Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), the film revolves around Mother (Lawrence) and Him (Bardem) who live in a seemingly idyllic existence in a secluded paradise. But the couple’s relationship is tested when man (Ed Harris) and woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) arrive at their home uninvited. Answering that knock disrupts their tranquil existence and as more and more guests arrive, mother is forced to revisit everything she knows about love, devotion and sacrifice.

To say Javier Bardem’s character is elusive would be an understatement. At the center of their house is his office, the sanctuary where he works and where his most valuable possession is kept, a mysterious object from the life he lived before meeting mother. And the mystery only deepens as the film goes on.

Javier’s character has an inherent darkness,” notes producer Scott Franklin. “His character evolves throughout the film in a subtle way and you realize the character traits he has towards the end of the movie, he’s had all along. He just hid them.”

Co-star Michelle Pfeiffer, who plays woman, Ed Harris’s wife, says Bardem’s ability to play this character is a testament to what a great actor he is. “Javier is like a big teddy bear, very sweet. He is so good at playing these really evil, menacing characters” but in reality nothing could “be further from the truth.”

And for veteran thespian Bardem, playing opposite Pfeiffer, Harris and Lawrence, was the best kind of fuel for the fire. He described Lawrence as “an actress with no limitations, no boundaries. Considering the difficulty of this role and what my character puts her through, she doesn’t need to be hurt in order to create the pain she is experiencing. She is so committed. She is willing to go as far as she needs to and that takes an incredible strength to do what she has done. To take these risks, to do what she did, as an actor it says a lot. She is very brave.”

Rated R-16 Without Cuts by the MTRCB, m o t h e r ! is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.



Dying has never been sexier than in the new trailer of Columbia Pictures’ horror-thriller Flatliners which may be viewed now at http://youtu.be/JzvoI3D9kPk.

Watch Flatliners in Philippine cinemas September 29.

Flatliners tells of five medical students who embark on a daring and dangerous experiment to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life. The bold adventure begins when they trigger near-death experiences by stopping their hearts for short periods of time. As their trials become more perilous, each must confront the sins from their past while facing the paranormal consequences of journeying to the other side.

Starring Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, Diego Luna and James Norton, Flatliners is directed by Niels Arden Oplev, from a screenplay by Ben Ripley, story by Peter Filardi.

Flatliners is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.



Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Taron Egerton stars in Twentieth Century Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

Every hero is only as strong as their villain, of course.  And in the latest “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” that conflict comes from the introduction of Poppy Adams (Julianne Moore), a drug dealer who, as head of the mysterious Golden Circle criminal enterprise, sets in place a nefarious plan that sets her on a collision course with Eggsy (Taron Egerton). For director Matt Vaughn, the villain’s plot was of paramount importance – and to stop the ultimate heinous threat, the Kingsman are equipped with gadgets customized for the unrelenting explosive battle to save the world.


“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” won’t skimp on that patented Kingsman craziness, though, from an opening car chase in which Eggsy has to fight for his life in a Kingsman cab hurtling across London, to an all-out assault on Poppyland, and a barroom brawl which deliberately recalls the pub fight sequence from the first movie. “The fights are even more crazy,” says Egerton. “But in terms of the setpieces, Matthew has tried to do different things. There’s a sequence in the movie that has that hyper, one-shot feel, but you can’t top the church scene. He’d rather move on and find something new.”


After the attack and the Kingsman headquarters turned into ruins, Eggsy teams up with Merlin (Mark Strong) — who appears to be the only other survivor —  to investigate the circumstances behind it. The Kingsman’s ‘Doomsday Protocal’ leads them to Kentucky, where they discover that Kingsman isn’t the only name in international espionage. Welcome to the lavishly-funded all-American organisation, Statesman.


Where there’s a Kingsman, there’s always a reliable gadget hidden or worn, here are some of their awesome gadgets used in saving the world:


  • The agent’s hidden weapon, the Kingsman agent frames are handcrafted by Cutler & Gross, the finest purveyors in British luxury eyewear.


  • The customised Kingsman pistol is the standard issue Sidearm for all Kingsman agents.


  • The Kingsman Pen, is a classic fountain pen, as used by Sir Winston Churchill and made by Conway Stewart, the esteemed British firm.


  • Kingsman Signet Ring is a symbol of tradition – when pressed with the back of the thumb, the ring emits a 50,000 volt shock, stunning an enemy.


  • Kingsman Briefcase functions both as a collapsible shield RPG Missile Launcher and fully automatic machine gun, the Kingsman briefcase is a key feature in the modern gentleman’s armour.


  • Kingsman Gold Lighter is both a symbol of innovation with its timeless design, and a sophisticated agent weapon, a touch-activated hand grenade.


  • The black leather Oxford shoes are an embodiment of quintessentially British style, worn by all Kingsman agents.


  •       Kingsman watch – crafted by Swiss watchmakers, TAG Heuer, globally renowned for their rich heritage in creating classic gentleman’s timepieces – the Kingsman Connected Watch is a stylish and perceptive agent accessory.


  • Kingsman Aftershave – created with core notes to strike a reactive note of danger, the Kingsman aftershave acts both as an alluring, sophisticated fragrance and a flash grenade, with surprising capabilities.


“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” opens September 20 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. Also available in IMAX format.



Daddy's Home 2

More Daddies, More Problems,” or so the tagline goes for the teaser poster for Paramount Pictures’ new comedy Daddy’s Home 2 which is now online.

In Philippine cinemas November 29, Daddy’s Home 2 stars Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, and Alessandra Ambrosio.

In the sequel to the 2015 global smash Daddy’s Home, father and stepfather, Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

Daddy’s Home 2 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.



Reminiscent of the highly successful “50 Shades of Grey” franchise, the upcoming thriller “Decadence” is an adult movie that follows a passionate affair that ends up as a dangerous sexual game.


Anabel (Natalie Umaña) is a beautiful young woman who manages to live a normal life with her modest job. Innocent and cheerful but her sweetness seems to make her a willful victim. Oskar Pratz (Alejandro Estrada) is a brilliant and handsome entrepreneur amassing an impressive fortune. At age 32, his lifestyle goes beyond the limits of imagination.


Oskar lives with an inner emptiness that no possession or experience can fulfill his life. One day after almost running over Anabel with his car, a spark of mutual attraction is inevitable and a torrid romance ensues. Not too long after the romance, Anabel begins to fall into Oskar’s sexual games in erotic world. Although Anabel tries to stay open-minded and plays along for a while, Oskar wants more. With the self-destructive nature of Oskar, the fun and sexy games begin to decay and spiral downward into dangerous acts that lead to tragedy.


“Decadence” is shot in location in the beautiful and historic city of Guadelajara, Mexico, the pristine beaches of the Mayan Riviera and the vibrant and colourful city of Las Vegas.


“Decadence” opens September 27 in select cinemas from CrystalSky Multimedia.  Check trailer link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWwMDP7HLk0&feature=youtu.be