Spider-Man: Far From Home

Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain, Velvet Buzzsaw) emerges as a new Super Hero, Quentin Beck / Mysterio, who is singularly equipped to deal with the enormous dangers posed by the Elemental Creatures, in Columbia Pictures’ SpiderManFar From Home.

(Watch the film’s new TV Spot at https://youtu.be/ZqtVZ40U4do.)

Director Jon Watts says he wanted to bring the iconic character from the comics into the film in a way audiences weren’t expecting. “Mysterio is a fascinating villain in the comics, so depicting him here as a hero is definitely something we haven’t seen before. The idea of Spider-Man, Mysterio, and Nick Fury teaming up to take on this global menace was really exciting to us.”

Mysterio, who as the character himself explains in the film, is from an Earth that exists in a dimension parallel to ours. “It was incredibly important to us to bring an actor of Jake’s intelligence, who carries wit and depth, to the role,” says producer Amy Pascal. “As much as we talked about Mysterio in a practical way – like how his powers would work in the movie – when Jake got involved, he brought a new level of humanity, unpredictability, and humor to the character.  There’s always a desire to bring actors we all love from other films into this world, and Jake’s a great example of the kind of character an actor of his caliber can bring to life.”

Watts adds: “We needed someone who could easily slip into the role of a Super Hero and, possibly, the world’s next lead Avenger. We knew Jake could carry that weighty responsibility.”

“I wanted to create a character that you won’t forget,” Gyllenhaal says. “Beck encompasses all the things I love as an actor.”

In true Super Hero style, Mysterio is not only willing, but eager to bring down the Elemental Creatures. “Beck insists on it,” says Gyllenhaal. “He sees their arrival on Earth as being tied his, so in Beck’s view they’re his responsibility.”

Gyllenhaal was equally intrigued by the burgeoning relationship between Peter Parker and Beck, who’s not a mentor, like Tony Stark was, but a friend who understands what Peter is going through. Still, Mysterio prods him to accept the challenge awaiting them both. “Beck empathizes with Peter’s reluctance to enter the fray, but points out that the task, no matter what the danger, comes with being a Super Hero,” he says.  

Watts concludes that he wanted to depict Beck as a friend and a “cool uncle” to Peter. “Beck, who feels like a stranger in a strange land, sees Peter as a potential ally and teammate. At the same time, Beck realizes that Peter is also a dorky teen who’d rather be on this big field trip and vacation than save the world.”

In Philippine cinemas July 3, Spider-Man: Far From Home is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag#SpiderManFarFromHome


Angry Birds Movie 2

To save the world, these enemies must become frenemies. Check out the final trailer for Columbia Pictures’ comedy adventure The Angry Birds Movie 2 below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas August 21.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/eD5DE8A492w 

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #AngryBirdsMovie2

About The Angry Birds Movie 2

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

The star-studded cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj and Brooklynn Prince.

Child’s Play: Surprisingly Fun but can Push you out in your Seat

Child's play Review

We belong to the new generation of movie technology that’s why Chucky has new look. At first, I think it was just an ordinary sequel from past horror movie that features the killer doll Chucky. But I was surprise, there’s fun watching this Child’s play movie. A surprise fun yet you need to be aware of that there’s some seen that can push you up in your seat.

Rebooting Child’s Play for 2019 doesn’t require a degree in advanced phsyics: What are kids into these days? What’s the thing that has taken over every aspect of our lives? Artificially intelligent technology. Smart homes, smarter phones. The Cloud. It’s an obvious approach to modernizing a horror classic, but Tyler Burton Smith’s screenplay subverts expecations (to some degree): This Chucky isn’t an A.I. that’s become sentient and gone rogue; instead, he’s the result of malicious coding implanted by a rightfully disgruntled factory worker in Vietnam. This laughable origin is laid out in the opening scene of Lars Klevberg’s film, setting the tone for the extremely silly horror film that follows. With apologies to Don Mancini (this is the first Child’s Play movie made without his involvement), this reboot is actually, oddly enjoyable.

The new Child’s Play knows that a killer doll is inherently ridiculous, but it’s also keenly self-aware in terms of its cinematic predecessors and the particular delights of B-movie horror and increasingly absurd sequels. With that in mind, Chucky’s ensuing violence is grotesquely entertaining – the same way The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is. If there’s any major complaint to be had, it’s with the design of the new Chucky, which is brought to life with a blend of animatronics and CGI. The latter isn’t nearly as distracting as the design of the doll itself, which looks inherently creepy before it even opens its mouth. With a weird, slicked-back mullet, overly-large eyes, and caterpillar eyebrows, this Chucky fails where Mancini’s creation succeeded: There’s nothing seemingly harmless or even remotely banal about this thing. It just looks fucked up from the get-go.

It’s certainly not an instant-classic like Mancini’s original, and it’s nowhere near as wonderfully wacky and deranged as Bride of Chucky, but this Child’s Play is exactly the sort of entertaining and strangely fun schlock you’d expect from a reboot of a movie about a killer doll. Klevberg’s film is arguably slightly better than that, elevated by an excellent cast that’s every bit as self-aware as the script.


Spider-Man: Far From Home

Tom Holland traveled far from home to Bali, Indonesia and met with ecstatic fans this week at his promotional tour for Columbia Pictures’ SpiderManFar From Home.  The much-anticipated post Avengers: Endgame MCU adventure swings to Philippine cinemas July 3.

Watch the fan event’s highlights below.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/byx91Fn7G98 

Spider-Man: Far From Home is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #SpiderManFarFromHome

About Spider-Man™: Far From Home

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts. Screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.  Produced by Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal.

Tom Holland is joined in the cast by Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.


Men in Black: International

Chris Hemsworth (Agent H) takes hundreds of selfies at this fun fan event in Bali, Indonesia for Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure Men in Black: International.

Check out the fan event’s highlights below and watch Men in Black: International in Philippine cinemas June 12.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/DczvvTjLzwE 

“Kicking off the MIB press tour in Indonesia! This is the first time ever for a major studio to bring cast for film promotion to Indonesia. Pretty exciting to be a part of history this week hitting such a massive market in the film industry. Having media and influencers from all over the region is truly something special. Thank you Indonesia!!,” Hemsworth wrote in his Instagram.

Men in Black International is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #MIBInternational

About Men in Black: International

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe.  In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

Directed by F. Gary Gray, Men in Black International is written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham. Produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald.  The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, E. Bennett Walsh and Barry Sonnenfeld.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, with Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson.