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“THE GREATEST SHOWMAN” CHARACTER POSTERS REVEAL

HUGH JACKMAN, The Greatest Showman

From Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, lyricists of La La Land comes the bold and original musical “The Greatest Showman” with a stellar cast that includes Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, Zac Efron as Phillip Carlisle, Michelle Williams as Charity Barnum, Rebecca Ferguson as Jenny Lind, Zendaya as Anne and Keala Settle as Lettie, the movie directed by Michael Gracey.

 

“The Greatest Showman” features powerful original music and songs that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

 

A cinematic and immersive experience with a highly-inspirational story, “The Greatest Showman” opens January 31 in Philippine cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.  Follow 20th Century Fox (Ph) on Facebook,  20thcenturyfoxph on IG and YouTube, @20centuryfox on Twitter.

 

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“DEADPOOL 2” VIRAL TEASER DEBUTS IN PHILIPPINE THEATERS WITH “LOGAN”

Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Wolverine, Logan, Deadpool

The hilarious short aka long teaser of “Deadpool 2” that became viral worldwide will finally debut in Philippine theatres on Saturday, March 11.   The long teaser that had the world laughing out loud will exclusively play only in screens where “Logan” is currently on its second week in theatres.

Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool is seen passing by a deserted street while an old man is being mugged at the start of the teaser.  Heroics ensue as he tries to change into his suit but realizes he’s too late as he hears a gunshot, only to find out the old man is dead.   Ramblings continue with our irreverent hero while we can still hear him talking to the dead man saying, “You know who would have been able to save you? Logan. He doesn’t have to change into anything. All he wears is jeans and a tank-top,” as the screen fades to black.

Hailed globally as the best Wolverine movie in the X-Men franchise starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and newcomer Dafne Keen, “Logan” is now on its second week in almost 200 screens nationwide.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime larger-than-life presentation on the big screen with two of the world’s most iconic and beloved superheroes starting March 11 in Philippine cinemas!

“Logan” is from 20th Century Fox distributed by Warner Bros.  Rated R-16 by the MTRCB without cuts.

 

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“LOGAN” MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS SET ON MARCH 1, WEDNESDAY (12:01AM) NATIONWIDE

hugh jackman, Logan

Responding to the fever-pitch anticipation of Hugh Jackman’s “Logan”, the most eager of cineastes who want to see it first can finally catch the movie on its midnight screenings (12:01am) set on March 1, Wednesday in Philippine theatres nationwide (check your nearest favorite theatres).

Starring Hugh Jackman in the title role, “Logan” is directed by James Mangold that also stars a powerhouse of a cast that includes Patrick Stewart, Boy Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant and newcomer Dafne Keen. A standalone story that sees Jackman in the final chapter of his Wolverine alter-ego, the movie brings the iconic hero at a crossroads that will finally define his destiny.

The film takes place more than 50 years after the events depicted in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and is its own standalone tale that plays more like an intimate family journey but is also packed with high-stakes action scenes.  When the film opens, Logan is in a vulnerable and broken state, the curse of his immortality wearing heavy on him as he cares for a weakened Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) in a derelict smelting plant at the edge of an abandoned oil field. They’re joined there by a third mutant, Caliban (The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant), sheltering in obscurity at a time when the world believes mutants have passed into history.

But Logan’s days of drinking in relative solitude are interrupted when he finds himself the reluctant guardian of a young girl, Laura (Keen) who has powers remarkably like his own, from her hands as well as her feet spring the same adamantium claws as Wolverine’s. Not that he’s exactly eager to accept this newfound responsibility—he’s far too weary to play the hero once more.

Tasked with protecting her from the murderous cybernetic criminal Donald Pierce (Holbrook), Logan and Professor X set out to cross hostile territory to ferry Laura to a place called Eden, where young mutants are said to enjoy safe haven. But Pierce and his fearsome army of cyborg Reavers are determined to return the girl to the custody of Dr. Zander Rice (Grant), the sinister geneticist behind Alkali who triggered her mutations through a series of inhumane experiments in the hopes of creating a child super-soldier.

“Logan” further unleashes its claws a few hours after its midnight screenings (with more screens) on March 1 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. Also available in IMAX (2D) screens.   The movie is rated R-16 by the MTRCB.

 

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“X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST”

Magneto

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” directed by Bryan Singer is based on a classic two-issue comics tale that takes us to  a bleak future where powerful machines overpower and vanquish the warm-blooded populace that forces the mutants to time travel despite all odds.

Revealed in this year’s San Diego Comic-Con are two teaser posters of the movie featuring two of the greatest mutants ever to live in the X-Men universe.  The promotional teaser posters of Professor X and Magneto are each inhabited by two actors – Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy melds as Professor X while Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender’s features are merged to become Magneto.

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“X-Men: Days of Future Past” stars newcomers Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Boo Boo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Evan Peters, Adan Canto, Josh Helman,  along with returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Lucas Till, and Daniel Cudmore.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” will open on May 22, 2014 in Phils. From 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. in theaters nationwide.

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“THE WOLVERINE” IN A MAZE OF POWERFUL FOES AND ALLIES

THE WOLVERINE

The most iconic character in the X-Men universe embarks upon on an epic journey in modern-day Japan in “The Wolverine.”  Inspired by the celebrated Marvel comic book arc, Logan (Hugh Jackman), the century-old mutant known to the world as Wolverine, is lured to a Japan he hasn’t seen since World War II – and into a shadowy realm of Yakuza and Samurai.

rila fukushima in THE WOLVERINE

Director James Mangold embraced the opportunity to take Logan directly into the heart of present-day Japan, which is as full of sleek, high-tech modernity as it is rife with deep traditions and hidden codes of honor.  “This story takes Logan into a kind of fever dream of today’s Japan, full of Yakuza, Ninja, Samurai, Industrialist crime, mystery and mysticism,” the director explains.

The Japanese setting allowed director Mangold and Jackman to re-imagine Logan in a fresh guise:  as a Rōnin. “In feudal Japan, the Samurai belonged to a master, and a Rōnin is a Samurai who no longer has a master to serve.  So, he is a kind of a warrior without a purpose, without a cause,” Mangold explains.  “Many of the people who made Logan feel part of a cause are now gone.  So, he’s essentially a lost man, capable of doing anything, with no mandate. That’s an iconography that American Westerns and Samurai films share and now we’re bringing a comic book character into it.”

Rila Fukushima

First-time actor Rila Fukushima, plays Yukio – the fiery, sword-wielding bodyguard of Logan.  A native of Tokyo, Rila Fukushima says it was Yukio’s colorful intensity that intrigued her.  “What interested me were her physicality and her ruthless nature,” she muses.“I was really excited to have the chance to do such strong action sequences– but I also saw great potential for humor with her.”

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Fukushima threw herself into the high spirit and trials of the role.  “It was an amazing, challenging journey for me,” she says.  “I trained with our terrific stunt team, learned all the physical stuff, including sword work, kick-boxing and fighting, and also did lots of weight training.  I’d never done anything like this before, but it was great fun.”

THE WOLVERINE

Tao Okamoto plays out Mariko’s complicated love story with Logan.  Okamoto was drawn to the background of her character as the daughter of a powerful industrialist who was never there for her, and has arranged a marriage for her to a man she does not love.  “Mariko could never be a normal woman,” Okamoto observes.  “At the start of the story, she is someone very desperate. Then she meets Logan, and she starts to realize what she wants in life, and she begins to change.  That transformation was very interesting to me.”

svetlana khodchenkova

Another powerful and complex woman is brought to life by Svetlana Khodchenkova, who takes on the green-eyed Viper, a cunning and treacherous mutant.  Khodchenkova, who hails from Russia, is best known in the West for her recent breakout role in the acclaimed spy story Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as the Soviet operative Irina.

“The Wolverine” in 3D opens July 25 in more than 200 screens nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

 

Check out “THE WOLVERINE’S” heart-stopping action here http://youtu.be/Kx9JhjtM3Rk