MARVEL STUDIOS’ “CAPTAIN MARVEL” NOW THE 7TH ALL-TIME HIGHEST-GROSSING MOVIE IN PH

Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers’ first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe has Marvel Studios soaring to another box office success in the Philippines! On its fourth week in theaters, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” created a new record as it now holds the 7th highest-grossing movie in Philippine history with USD11.7 million at the box-office. Indeed, “Captain Marvel” has inspired a new generation of fans in the Philippines with her story of courage, heroism, and self-discovery.

The action-adventure arrived in the Philippines last March 6 in time for the International Women’s Month, a month honoring women and celebrating their achievements. Women lifting up women is an important part of this day, and something that can be felt throughout “Captain Marvel.”

The March 6 first-day box-office performance of “Captain Marvel” had broken several records, including the Biggest Opening Day for 2019, Highest screen count for 2019, Highest Origins Opening Day and Highest Female Superhero Opening Day. And that was just the beginning.

Eventually, “Captain Marvel’s five-day opening weekend (March 6 to 10) soared as the all-time 4th biggest in Philippine history, as well as the highest first stand-alone character MCU opening weekend, and biggest March opening weekend ever.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” tells the origin story of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, played by Academy Award® winner Brie Larson. It also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Honsou, Gemma Chan, Lashana Lynch, and Clark Gregg. Said to be the most powerful force in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Captain Marvel” takes the vast movie franchise higher, further, and faster.  

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is still showing in Philippine theaters. Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #CaptainMarvelPH

“A DOG’S JOURNEY” CHARACTER POSTERS MATCH PETS WITH THEIR HUMANS

A dog's Journey

Pets and their humans make perfect pairs in the newly released character posters from Universal Pictures’ A Dog’s Journey, the highly awaited sequel to 2017’s A Dog’s Purpose.  The cast is led by  returning stars Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger and Josh Gad as the voice of Bailey.

Check out the film’s character one-sheets below and watch A Dog’s Journey in Philippine cinemas May 15.

A Dog’s Journey is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/ ; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/. Use the hashtag #ADogsJourney.   

About A Dog’s Journey

Some friendships transcend lifetimes. In A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog’s Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined.

Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his “boy,” Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan’s wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), decides to take CJ away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost.

Thus begins Bailey’s adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ (Kathryn Prescott), and CJ’s best friend Trent (Henry Lau) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs.

Directed by Emmy winner Gail Mancuso (TV’s Modern Family), A Dog’s Journey is produced by Gavin Polone (A Dog’s Purpose), and written by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon, and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky, based on the best-selling novel by Cameron.

“BLACK PANTHER’S” M’BAKU WINSTON DUKE A GOOFY DAD IN “US”

“BLACK PANTHER’S” M’BAKU WINSTON DUKE A GOOFY DAD IN “US”

He’s best known for playing the fan-favorite character M’Baku, leader of the Jabari Tribe and eventual valuable ally to King T’Challa in Black Panther.  Now, Winston Duke stars in Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed thriller, Us.

“The film is about an American family trying to live the perfect American dream, and then realizing that the American dream is perilous, insecure and unsustainable,” says Duke, who plays Gabe Wilson. “I look at the American dream as another character in this film that succumbs to the dangers of the horror-thriller genre and becomes a hapless victim.”

Duke plays Gabe, husband to Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) and patriarch of the family, but he’s also the “fun” parent. In a way, he’s Adelaide’s opposite. He’s not big on structure and rules, and he’s often the antidote to her fears and anxieties.

“Gabe is this fun, charismatic character,” director-writer Peele says. “He’s kind of a goofy dad, but he has an enthusiasm and spontaneity that makes him the spirit of the family. He often doesn’t think before he acts, though, and that has been a bit of a strain in his relationship with Adelaide.”

As the family arrives in Santa Cruz at the beginning of the film, Adelaide isn’t the only character feeling anxiety. Gabe doesn’t share her past, but he has real concerns of his own. “Gabe is the heart and soul of this family,” Duke says. “He’s playful and spontaneous. He keeps this family buoyant on their toes. We thought of him as a man who’s trying to be the father that he never had, so he is overly present; and this summer is a big deal.” As part of that effort, he buys a speedboat that has seen better days, hoping for some bonding family outings on the water.

All of that is thrown into high relief when Gabe and Adelaide are confronted by The Tethered. “Gabe’s need to live in a fantasy of what an American marriage, and an American family, is—that’s his driving force,” Duke says. “And then everything changes. My favorite line in the movie is, ‘The world’s not going to end. It’s just going to be different.’ It’s a metaphor for what their family structure is going to be, and what their family is going to look like, in the aftermath of what they’re going through.”

For Peele, Duke was the perfect choice to play Gabe. “Winston doesn’t know it, but he basically is Gabe,” Peele says. “Winston thinks Gabe is based on me, but when I met Winston it was like, ‘Ok, yes. Just do that.’ Winston is that dude. He’s a fun mash-up of how I originally saw the character and all the qualities that he brought to the role. You can’t separate the two.”

For Nyong’o, her long friendship with Duke became a critical part of their on-screen marriage. “Winston and I have known each other since we were in graduate school together,” Nyong’o says. “And, of course, we’d had this short stint together in this little movie called Black Panther. We’re extremely close. We bicker like siblings; we’re like an old couple. So there was the comfort of knowing that he’s someone that I trust personally, and also someone whose artistry I really admire and respect.”

“Winston is just such a rambunctious character,” she continues. “He’s so warm and so unafraid. He’s a courageous actor, and a generous one, so it was great to just trust our chemistry and to play off of it. Our on-screen marriage got deep really quickly.”

Now playing in Philippine cinemas, Us is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/ ; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph  and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/. Use the hashtag #UsMovie.   

THE FIRST TRAILER FOR “ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD” IS HERE!

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

After debuting the teaser posters yesterday, Columbia Pictures has now revealed the first trailer for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, the 9th film by Quentin Tarantino.

Check out the trailer below and watch Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood in Philippine cinemas soon.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/gw-_ILmYvTM 

Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag#OnceUponATimeInHollywood

(Video download link of trailer file —  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GhxvdiEp4o4agNgCF8uqzZnt1MP-n7c6 )

About Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.   The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.  

Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino.  The cast is led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie.

“ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD” REVEALS FIRST POSTERS

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Columbia Pictures has unveiled the first posters for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, the ninth film from writer/director Quentin Tarantino.

Check out the one-sheet artworks below and watch Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood in Philippine cinemas soon.

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore.   The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.  

Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino.

The cast is led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie.

In Philippine cinemas soon, Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #OnceUponATimeInHollywood