"Pitch Perfect" Writer Marks Directorial Debut with "Blockers"

Kay Cannon, the writer and architect of the groundbreaking Pitch Perfect movies has proved that comedies about strong, dynamic women could pull huge audiences of female fans at the box office.
With her directorial debut in Universal Pictures' sex comedy Blockers, Cannon has become only the sixth woman in the history of film to direct a big R-rated studio comedy.
In the film, when three parents discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. As nonstop helicoptering struggles with awkwardly letting go, the well-meaning trio shares in the raucous comedy that accompanies their kids’ biggest step into adulthood.


"A Quiet Place" Surpasses the P100-M Mark in PH Box-Office

After its resounding P41.7-M debut last week, Paramount Pictures' horror-thriller A Quiet Place continued to make noise at the Philippine box-office, breaching the P100-M milestone in just ten days of release. This was announced today by Columbia Pictures, the film's local distributor.
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Ontario’s Premier Visits First Jollibee in Toronto

Jollibee’s first Toronto location continues to draw crowds out the door, with non-Filipinos joining the mix to see what the hype is all about.
Even Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne paid a visit, greeted by Filipino community leaders, Jollibee’s North America President Jose “Pepot” Minana, and none other than a jolly red bee.

Fortinet Receives Recommended Rating in NSS Labs Data Center Intrusion Prevention System Test Report

Fortinet’s Data Center-based Intrusion Prevention Systems Continue to Offer the Industry’s Most Effective Combination of Security, Performance, and Value
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the results from NSS Labs’ annual Data Center Intrusion Prevention System test report. The testing revealed that both Fortinet's FortiGate IPS 3000D and FortiGate IPS 7060E excelled in the areas of performance, total cost of ownership, and security effectiveness, and as a result received NSS Labs' coveted 'Recommended' rating.

Acclaimed Thriller "A Quiet Place" Grosses P41.7-M in 5 Days

Paramount Pictures' A Quiet Place posted a five-day opening weekend gross of P41.7 million in the Philppines, becoming the studio's second most successful launch for a horror-thriller, after 2013's World War Z.
Arriving with some of the year's most positive reviews, the Emily Blunt-starrer directed by her real-life husband, John Krasinski, has riveted local film critics with some already calling it “the year's best horror-thriller.”
American reviewers have also likened it's success to that of the Oscar-winning thriller Get Out, and there is already talks of possible Academy Awards nominations next year.

Know Your Enemy: How to Protect Yourself from Heart Attacks

The Medical City Clark sheds some light on this silent killer
Heart attacks, known as the “silent killer”, are a result of the build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the heart’s arteries, blocking the blood flow and therefore cutting the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the body. Most people who suffer from a heart attack have some form of coronary heart disease.
To this day, heart diseases still pose as a serious threat to millions of Filipinos. The Philippine Statistics Authority found that Coronary Heart and Artery Disease is the top cause of death in all regions in the Philippines, including North Luzon. A total of 14,658 deaths were recorded in the region in 2011 by the Department of Health. In a study they conducted in 2009, the number of lives claimed by cardiovascular diseases in the Philippines has doubled from 85,000 to 170,000 after 20 years.

"Rampage" Tears Across Competition to Take #1 at PH Box-Office

“Rampage,” starring Dwayne Johnson, tore across Philippine theatres, grossing a four-day weekend total of P59.7-million at the box office. The announcement was made today by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.

Thrilling audiences with its epic scope, cutting-edge visual effects, over-the-top action sequences and stunts, rampaging monsters, and unexpected humor and heart, the new action-adventure gave WB Philippines its biggest opening of the year todate, outgrossing last month's “Tomb Raider.”