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INIGO PASCUAL SINGS OFFICIAL PH VERSION OF “REMEMBER ME” FROM DISNEY-PIXAR’S “COCO”

Inigo to perform the song live at Venice Piazza Grand Canal Mall on Nov 15 at 4PM,

Music Video Premieres Nov 19 in VEVO, Debuts on TV over Channel V Nov 20

Fast-rising star and chart-topping recording artist Inigo Pascual will sing and appear in the music video of “Remember Me,” the lead song from Disney-Pixar’s new animated feature “Coco.”

Remember me, Inigo Pascual, Coco

Download the teaser to Inigo Pascual’s music video of “Remember Me” at:

Inigo will perform the song live for the first time in a special show at the Venice Piazza Grand Canal Mall on Wednesday, November 15 at 4 PM. The public is invited to watch. Admission is free.

Meanwhile, the music video of Inigo’s cover version will be launched on Sunday, November 19 in VEVO and will premiere on TV exclusively at Channel V on Monday, November 20.

The Philippines’s localized music video aims to deliver the inspirational and positive message of “Coco” — that family is forever and we must keep alive the memories of our loved ones.

I am honored to sing this song because it is about family and remembering the people we love,” says Inigo. “It reminds us to appreciate the love and sacrifice that our families had to make in order for us to arrive where we are.”

This local adaptation aims to dream, create and celebrate the most magical stories and adventures, each woven around a relatable, empowered local talent who delights everyone and especially inspires young minds to realize their full potential.

Remember Me” was composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Oscar®-winning team behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2013 feature “Frozen.” In the film, “Remember Me” is the signature song for beloved performer Ernesto de la Cruz, and is heard multiple times throughout the movie.

The song is from the point of view of a person hoping to be remembered by a loved one,” said Anderson-Lopez. “But the lyric can be interpreted a few different ways depending on the tempo and tone of the music.”

Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” opens in Philippine cinemas on November 22. Walt Disney Animation Studios’s “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” an all-new featurette, will play in front of “Coco.”

About Disney-Pixar’s Coco

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney/Pixar’s Coco opens in Philippine theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. For more information, check out http://movies.disney.com/coco, Hashtag: #PixarCoco, Pixar Coco Facebook, Pixar Coco Twitter and Pixar Coco Instagram.

About Disney’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 21-minute featurette, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save this first Christmas for his friends. Directed by Emmy®-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers Skelton (Prep & Landing), produced by Oscar® winner Roy Conli (Big Hero 6), and featuring a screenplay by Jac Schaeffer and four original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure opens in front of Disney•Pixar’s original feature Coco in Philippine theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

About Inigo Pascual

20 year-old Inigo Dominic Lazaro Pascual (more commonly known as Inigo Pascual) is one of the Philippines’ hottest recording artists today. He made his debut in the film Paano Kita Iibigin in 2007 and has since appeared in films such asCrazy Beautiful You and Relaks It’s Just Pagibig as well as ABS-CBN TV series WansapanataymAnd I Love You So andASAP.

Aside from appearing in films and TV shows, Inigo has established his status as one Star Magic’s brightest up-and-comers by dominating local music charts with his hit single Dahil Sa’yo, which has remained on Billboard Philippines’ charts for 22 weeks and counting.

He is co-managed by Cornerstone Entertainment Inc. and Star Magic.

“JUSTICE LEAGUE” HOLDS NATIONWIDE MIDNIGHT SNEAKS NOV. 16 AT 12:01 AM

Justice League, Midnight Screenings

Filipino fans will get the chance to watch DC Super Heroes unite earlier than expected as Warner Bros. Philippines has announced that Justice League will have midnight sneaks in selected cinemas nationwide on

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, November 16 at 12:01 AM.

Local audiences are encouraged to grab this opportunity to be among the first in the world to witness the eagerly anticipated movie event. Tickets to the midnight screening will be at regular admission prices.

The list of participating cinemas may be seen at the infographic below. Moviegoers may check with their favorite cinemas for more details.

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes the first-ever Justice League big screen epic action adventure, directed by Zack Snyder and starring as the famed lineup of DC Super Heroes: Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

The film also brings back Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta and Joe Morton as Silas Stone, and expands the universe by introducing J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, and Amber Heard as Mera.

The Justice League screenplay is by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, with executive producers Jim Rowe, Ben Affleck, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, Daniel S. Kaminsky and Chris Terrio.

Justice League is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Vic Sotto Returns to the Big Screen as Enteng Kabisote In “Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers” on November 30

Enteng Kabisote 10

Durability. Consistency. Influence. Staying power. For a star to enter the top echelon, he or she should possess such. In contemporary setting, not all showbiz denizens are able to sustain their names’ lustre for long. Only a few remain on top of their game despite the passing of times. It takes charisma, genuine talent and reinvention for one to continuously click with the public notwithstanding the emergence of new faces in the field.

            Such is the case of Vic Sotto, touted as the Comedy King of this generation. Over the years, he has already proven his mettle in the different fields he ventured into: from singing, hosting to acting. Remember his VST & Company days where he was the lead vocalist? He is also one of the pioneers of local boob tube’s longest-running noontime variety show “Eat Bulaga” and top-billed one of the most enduring sitcoms of all-time, “Iskul Bukol.”

            Vic’s box-office power is unparalleled as well. A member of the formidable trio TVJ alongside Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon, they churned one hit movie after the other. Even when he went solo, his supremacy at the tills remained strong. Actually, Vic’s popularity is phenomenal. Like vintage wine, he gets better and better as days go by.

            For more than a decade now, his offerings have always performed outstandingly, ending up as one of the official top-grossers. Unquestionably, Vic’s most successful entry in the glitzy film festival is the “Enteng Kabisote” franchise which in total has nine grand instalments already. The project has successfully established a cult following among avid film buffs as they always look forward to the next sequel.

            Vic is happy to breathe life once again to one of his signature roles on screen.  “The last’Enteng Kabisote’ movie was shown four years ago,” he says. “To give in to the fans’ clamour since they missed Enteng’s adventures and misadventures, we’re bringing him back earlier thisNovember 30 as part of the Filipinos’ viewing tradition.”

            Vic stresses though that this sequel is the hardest and grandest to mount.  “People expect that this will be better than the last one. Imagine, we’re on our 10th sequel already so we have to show something new. So when I talked to the team, I told them that we cannot rely on our old story line and antics anymore. Viewers nowadays look for freshness in the material. I’m proud to say that our finished product has that element that will surely delight the crowd!

            “We made sure that the movie will have a totally new look. There are a lot of new features in this latest sequel. From the cast to the special effects, I’m sure the audience will love it. Even the younger crop, those whom are called ‘Millenials’, I’m sure they will enjoy watching it since the way we presented the story is very contemporary. There are a lot of scenes where they can relate so much.”

            According to the screen icon, even the character of Enteng has evolved as well in the story. “Oh yes! He’s no longer the usual Enteng Kabisote you’ve seen in the previous installations. As I’ve stated earlier, we ensured that he will go with the flow. I can say that Enteng here caters to all types of viewers, from the conservative to the Millenials. They will truly relate to him one hundred percent!” avers Vic.

            Produced by OctoArts Films, APT Entertainment and Vic’s very own M-Zet Production under the helm of Tony Y. Reyes and Marlon Rivera, “Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers” boasts of a star-studded cast.

            “Joining me here are Oyo Boy Sotto, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Bea Binene, Ken Chan, Ryza Cenon, Epi Quizon, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Atak, Cacai Bautista, Simon Loresca and child wonder Alonzo Muhlach. Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza will also have a special participation.”

            The Comedy King is very positive with his new “Enteng” offering.  “I’m certain the viewing public will get entertained to the max with the film. It’s worth their time and money. This is my early Christmas gift to all the fans who want to see Enteng Kabisote again on the big screen. This is our 10th installation so I promise them it’s ten times the fun and excitement,” ends Vic.

            “Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers” will be in cinemas nationwide starting November 30.

AYALA MALLS CINEMAS’ LATEST ROCKING REVEAL IN THE NORTH U.P. TOWN CENTER’S 4DXTM, RECLINER SEATS AND POWERFUL DOLBY ATMOSTM TECHNOLOGY

4DX cinema at Ayala Malls U P Town Center
Buckle up, sit tight and rediscover movies as Ayala Malls Cinemas’ U.P. Town Center (along Katipunan Ave., QC) opened the first 4DXTM screen in the city at its recent launch (July 15) of its multiplex of cinemas that also houses luxurious recliner seats and the latest in Dolby Atmos technology.
                 Responsive to the needs of the community, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ U.P. Town Center intensifies the cinematic experience notches higher with its four (4) state-of-the-art cinemas – (1)Recliner seats equipped in Dolby AtmosTM , (2) Dolby digital theatres and (1) 4DXTM cinema.
                 Be in the movie by using all of your senses with U.P. Town Center’s 4DXTM cinema, the first of its kind in northern Metro Manila.  Stimulating not just the eyes but the rest of the senses too, 4DXTM has indeed transformed the experience of watching movies.   Its 4DXTM motion chairs are equipped with bottom and back shakers and leg ticklers – tilts forward, backward, side to side and nudges in the back. Further immersing the audience, the cinema’s environmental effects feature that emits wind, bubbles, different scents, water, fog and lightning are seamlessly synchronized with the action on screen.

For the keen listener, another first in the area is the Dolby AtmosTM technology that creates powerful, moving audio and introduces two important concepts to cinema sound – audio objects and overhead speakers.  Sounds flow all around the cinema while comfortably watching in the motorized recliner seats while fully engaged with what’s happening on the big screen – 2D, 3D and 4DX.

2D screen seats U P Town Center -Ayala Malls Cinemas

                 Hungry for more? Complementing an unparalleled impressive cinematic experience, U.P. Town Center Cinemas has a Movie Snack Bar too that also offers a wide range of snacks and refreshments for a fully satisfying movie treat.
                 The only University Town Center in the country, U.P. Town Center Cinemas’ schedule can also be accessed at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ www.sureseats.com – an online portal of movie schedules where one can reserve and buy tickets in advance.  Additionally, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ MPass card is a reloadable prepaid movie card that comes in handy for online and over the counter ticket purchases which also offers exclusive promos.
                 Present during the launch of U.P. Town Center Cinemas featuring the latest “Ghostbusters” movie are Ms. Rowena M. Tomeldan – President of Ayala Land Malls Inc., Atty. Rolly S. Dueñas – Deputy General Manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas, Mr. Robert J. Lotho – General Manager of U.P. Town Center, Mr. Amir V. Precilla – General Manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas and Mr. Mark L. Sablan – Senior Division Manager of Ayala Land Inc.
                 The event was graced by celebrities and prominent personalities such as Angelika dela Cruz, Jane Oneiza, Leo Katigbak, Sec. Rene Almendras, Vincent Del Rosario, Loisa Andalio, Jairus Aquino and Yves Flores