TEEN DEMIGODS IN A NEW WAVE OF ADVENTURE IN THE LATEST TRAILER OF “PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS”

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Logan Lerman is back as the teen demigod Percy, son of sea god Poseidon who embarks on a journey to save Camp Half-Blood,  home and training ground of demigods like him sired by the mythical Greek gods with humans.

Check out the latest adventures of Percy along with Annabeth, Grover and Tyson in the movie’s recently released international trailer here:  http://youtu.be/FvheKl1cUqI

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Upon returning to the camp, Percy along with the other teen demigods find the camp’s protective barriers poisoned leaving them all vulnerable against enemies’ attacks.  The only way to save the camp is to retrieve the Golden Fleece from a  dangerous cyclops named Polyphemus. Together with Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) and Tyson (Douglas Smith), a cyclops and Percy’s half-brother, Percy sets sail on his most dangerous journey yet to retrieve the Golden Fleece in order to save the camp.

“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” docks in Philippine cinemas August 15 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

The movie will also be available in 3D and 2D format.   Visit 20thCenturyFoxPh YouTube channel and 20thCenturyFox Philippines Facebook page for the latest Percy Jackson news, photos and videos.

“THE WOLVERINE” FULL-LENGTH INTERNATIONAL TRAILER

 

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From the recently released teaser trailer of “The Wolverine,” now comes the latest version of the movie’s full international trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afllKoVFEao&list=UU-JrjBL_iZAn5wjEsw9nRYA&index=1

”The Wolverine” latest trailer reveals Logan aka Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman) at his most vulnerable struggling with his immortality. Caught in a web of conflict, as Wolverine develops alliances he also faces a host of dangerous new enemies revealing a stronger, multi-dimensional character. Set in Japan where an integral part of Wolverine’s history lies, “The Wolverine” is a stand-alone epic-action adventure where he will emerge more powerful than ever before, leaving him forever changed.

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“The Wolverine” also stars Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Will Yun Lee and Brian Tee, directed by James Mangold and scripted by Mark Bomback and Christopher McQuarrie.

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The most iconic in the X-Men universe will soon be seen on the big screen when “The Wolverine” opens on July 25 in (Phils.) theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Tom Hanks, Ridley Scott on team behind National Geographic’s “Killing Lincoln”

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National Geographic Channel wows audiences in April with an exciting new film titled “Killing Lincoln”, which premieres in the Philippines on April 14, 2013. The film is an adaptation of the best-selling book Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever co-written by controversial media personality Bill O’Reilly and author Martin Dugard, and was produced by Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Productions. Chronicling the last days of US President Abraham Lincoln at the close of the American Civil War and his brutal assassination by the actor John Wilkes Booth, it also depicts the unprecedented manhunt launched by the US government to bring Booth and his co-conspirators to justice. “Killing Lincoln” is National Geographic’s first original scripted drama, and is directed by Adrian Moat, the Emmy-nominated director of “Gettysburg”. The film garnered a whopping 3.4 million viewers when it premiered on February 17 in the US, scoring the highest viewership in National Geographic Channel history.

Narrated on camera by Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, the film was written by Erik Jendresen, who also wrote and produced for the critically acclaimed TV series “Band of Brothers”. Hanks plays the role of storyteller in this docudrama, and “his job is very specific to facts and figures and dates and times. He’s giving the viewer all the background information needed to appreciate and understand the context of the next moment of the story,” said Jendresen.

“Killing Lincoln” is backed by a powerful cast of both veteran and new faces. Playing the venerable role of Abraham Lincoln is Billy Campbell, one of the most experienced character actors in the business. He recently garnered acclaim for his performance as troubled mayoral candidate Darren Richmond on the highly praised TV series “The Killing,” where he was described as “scary and suspenseful, but in a subdued, meditative way that is somehow all the more chilling” by Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times. In 1999, he was nominated for the Best Actor – Drama Series category of the Golden Globe Awards and received a People’s Choice Award in the Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series category for his role as single father Rick Sammler on the ABC drama “Once and Again”. Campbell has also starred in movies such as “The Rocketeer,” “Gettysburg,” “The Night We Never Met,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Enough,” opposite Jennifer Lopez, besides numerous turns on the stage such as in “Fortinbras,” for which he received a 1996 Ovation Award, as well as “Backbone of America,” “Hamlet,” “Guys & Dolls” and “The Best Man.”

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John Wilkes Booth is the other important character in “Killing Lincoln” who, before this film, had never been portrayed in-depth and has always been shrouded in mystery. In a breakthrough performance that shows the complexity of this Shakespearean-actor-turned-assassin, Jesse Johnson breathes life into the character and resurrects John Wilkes Booth back from the graveyard of history book footnotes. Although a newcomer to the bigger scene, Johnson has a wealth of experience under his belt from working on off-Hollywood projects such as Internet series, Spanish television shows and indie films, and he has appeared on US TV shows such as “Nash Bridges,”“Law & Order” and a role in the 2003 TNT Award Winning original drama “Word of Honor.”

The cast of “Killing Lincoln” is further strengthened by its supporting actors. Playing Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the president, is Geraldine Hughes, a veteran stage actress who has also appeared on such shows as “Nurse Jackie,” “Mercy,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order,” “Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle,” and “ER.” She also starred in the movies “Gran Torino” and “Rocky Balboa”. Meanwhile, Graham Beckel plays President Lincoln’s secretary of war, Edwin Stanton. Beckel has had countless appearances on TV playing tough roles on shows such as “CSI: New York;” “Castle;” “The Cleaner;” “CSI: Miami;” “Heroes;” “Raines;” “Grey’s Anatomy;” and “Wanted.”  He also played the roles of L.D. Newsome in director Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain” and Detective Sgt. Dick Stensland opposite Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey and Guy Pearce in Curtis Hanson’s award-winning “L.A. Confidential.”

Catch the two-hour Philippine premiere of “Killing Lincoln” on National Geographic Channel on April 14, 2013 at 9 PM.

WATCH “TURBO” (3D) LATEST INTERNATIONAL TRAILER VERSION

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Reviving up soon on the big screen is Dreamworks Animation’s “Turbo” (3D), meanwhile the movie’s international trailer is at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY-8-J6_rTY&feature=youtu.be

Starring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz and Samuel L. Jackson, “Turbo” is a fast-paced, action-packed 3D comedy and is set to have audiences around the world root for a super-charged snail to use his incredible powers to win the ultimate race against his idols so that he can prove once and for all that no dream is too big and no dreamer is too small.

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From a concept by David Sorren, a DreamWorks Animation veteran story artist, “Turbo” is about a snail who feeds his need for speed by sneaking into a garage to watch racing on an old dusty tv set and emulates his hero, French Canadian Indy 500 champ Guy Gagne.  Turbo (Reynolds) desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he’s living and race like his hero, making him an oddity in their slow moving community.  As fate would have him have it, he gets that chance one day after a freak accident when he suddenly finds himself vested with the power of incredible speed.

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From DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox, “Turbo” in 3D opens July 19 in cinemas nationwide.

Oblivion: Saving a future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition

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In 2073, a 37 year-old former-Marine Commander Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed at Earth which was nearly destroyed by an alien invasion 60 years ago. As part of a massive operation to extract the planet’s remaining vital resources, he lives in an airborne “town” floating thousands of meters above the Earth.

His mission nearly complete, Jack’s soaring existence comes crashing down when he rescues a 22 year-old female stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a series of events that forces Jack to question everything he knows about the war and its aftermath. In addition, after being captured by an insurgency led by 102 year-old Malcolm Beech (Morgan Freeman), Jack is told that the society in which he lives may in fact be a police state.

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TOM CRUISE (Jack)has achieved extraordinarysuccess as an actor, producer and philanthropist in a career spanning over three decades. He is a three-time Academy Award® nominee and three-time Golden Globe Award winner whose films have earned in excess of eight billion dollars worldwide—an incomparable accomplishment. Seventeen of Cruise’s films have grossed over $100 million in the United States alone and nineteen have grossed over $200 million globally. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol opened in December 2011 to critical acclaim and grossed nearly $700 million worldwide making it the biggest box office success of Cruise’s career. The franchise has brought in over two billion dollars globally since Cruise conceived the idea for the films and began producing them at Paramount while starring as the legendary spy, Ethan Hunt. Brad Bird directed the fourth film, which Cruise produced with J.J. Abrams. Cruise received Academy Award® nominations for Best Actor for Born on the Fourth of July and Jerry Maguire, in addition to a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Magnolia. He also garnered two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for Born on the Fourth of July and Jerry Maguire, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Magnolia, and nominations for his roles in Risky Business, A Few Good Men,The Last Samuraiand Tropic Thunder. Cruise has also earned acting nominations and awards from BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild, the Chicago Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review. His list of memorable credits also includes such diverse films as Collateral, Minority Report,Interview with the Vampire, The Firm, Rain Man, The Color of Money and Top Gun.

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Academy Award®-winning actor MORGAN FREEMAN (Beech) is one of the most recognizable figures in American cinema. His works are among the most critically and commercially successful films of all time and Freeman himself ranks 10th among worldwide top-grossing actors of all time, with his films having earned more than $3 billion in cumulative ticket sales. Whether a role requires an air of gravitas, a playful smile, a twinkle of the eye or a world-weary, yet insightful soul, Freeman’s ability to delve to the core of a character and infuse it with a quiet dignity has resulted in some of the most memorable portrayals ever recorded on film. Freeman won an Academy Award® in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Million Dollar Baby. In 1990, he won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Comedy/Musical for his performance in Driving Miss Daisy. Freeman also received an Academy Award® nomination in 1987 for Best Supporting Actor for Street Smart and in 1994 for Best Actor for The Shawshank Redemption. Freeman was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. That same year, Freeman received the 39th AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2000, Freeman was honored with a Hollywood Film Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting at the Hollywood Film Festival, as well as the coveted Kennedy Center Honor for his distinguished acting career. In 2009, Freeman won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his performance as Nelson Mandela in the acclaimed film Invictus. He also received an Academy Award® nomination, a Golden Globe nomination and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nomination. The picture was produced by Revelations Entertainment, the company he co-founded in 1996 with a mission to produce films that enlighten, express heart and glorify the human experience. Other Revelations features include Levity, Under Suspicion, Mutiny, Bopha!, Along Came a Spider,Feast of Love, 10 Items or Less and Maiden Heist.

For casting one of the lead roles opposite Cruise, the producers considered five actresses: Jessica Chastain, Olivia Wilde, Brit Marling, Noomi Rapace and Olga Kurylenko, and all five auditioned on August 27, 2011.It was subsequently announced that Chastain would play one of the film’s two female leads. In January 2012 Chastain entered into talks for a part in the Kathryn Bigelow film Zero Dark Thirty and subsequently dropped out of Oblivion contention. It was later announced that the role had been given to Kurylenko.

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For the other leading role, the producers initially considered Hayley Atwell, Diane Kruger and Kate Beckinsale. The three actors traveled to Pittsburgh to screen-test with Cruise, who was filming Jack Reacher.The role finally went to Andrea Riseborough. Melissa Leo was cast at a later date.

JOSEPH KOSINSKI (Directed by/Based on the Graphic Novel Original Story by/Produce by) is a director whose uncompromising visual style and dynamic approach to the filmmaking craft has quickly maded a mark in the filmmaking zeitgeist. His feature film debut, TRON: Legacy, for Walt Disney Studios, grossed more than $400 million worldwide and was nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award® and a Grammy.

Kosinski’s work represents a diverse background in architecture, design and music. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Stanford University before graduating from Columbia University with a master’s degree in architecture.

Production began on March 12, 2012 and wrapped on July 14, 2012. Filming locations included Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. Oblivion, shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland, is an upcoming 2013 science fiction film based on the Radical Comics graphic novel Oblivion by Joseph Kosinski and directed and co-produced by Kosinski.

Oblivion is a Universal Pictures presentation. It is distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation. Showing at your favorite theaters and cinemas starting this April 10.