Chris Hemsworth Captains "In the Heart of the Sea"

Chris Hemsworth powers through a different adventure as he stars as whaling ship Essex First Mate Owen Chase, in Warner Bros. Pictures' “In the Heart of the Sea.”

Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex, which in the winter of 1820, was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s *Moby-Dick*.

World no. 1 tennis legend Serena Williams to headline Philippine Mavericks in IPTL 2015

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The country’s most powerful broadband PLDT HOME Fibr is set to bring in the world’s top tennis players for season two of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) once again.

Commencing on December 2 in Kobe, Japan, the IPTL’s three-day Manila-leg will be played from December 6-8 at the Mall of Asia Arena as part of a five-nation tour. Scheduled stops at New Delhi, Dubai, and Singapore will follow.

UNICEF and NYC photo release_climate change talks and D Quest app launch‏

EMPOWERING THE YOUTH. National Youth Commission Commissioner Dingdong Dantes and UNICEF Philippines Representative Lotta Sylwander launch the D’Quest app at the #NowPH event, ahead of the 21st United Nations climate change conference happening on Nov. 30.

D’Quest is an electronic learning and gaming application on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation designed to make learning more fun and interactive for young people. It aims to motivate children and youth to learn about disaster and climate risks and increase their involvement in ensuring their own safety, and those of their families and communities. UNICEF Philippines developed the app with the help of experts in the field, as well as children, and young people.

MCA Music artists bag awards‏

MCA Music Artists – Mitoy Yonting, Sabrina, and Darren Esapanto emerged victorious this November, for bagging home multiple awards in recognition of their excellence in the music industry from different award ceremonies and categories!

Mitoy Yonting, known for his excellent vocal chops and belting, won the Gawad Rajah Sulayman Award (Remarkable achievement as Filipino & as performing Artists) at Gawad Amerika Awards Night at the Celebrity Center, Hollywood, CA, last Nov 17, 2015. Gawad Amerika Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping and cultivation the talents of young Filipino-Americans. Awards are given to Filipinos who are excelling in their chosen careers to honor their achievements and to inspire the younger generation to excel in their respective chosen careers. Meanwhile, Sabrina, Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart also took home The Philippine Movie Press Club’s (PMPC) annual music award for the 7th PMPC Star Awards for Female Acoustic Artist of the Year last November 10, 2015, at KIA Theater, Cubao. And last but definitely not the least, the biggest winner in this group is also the youngest, singer and performer Darren Espanto was able to bag home several award in two different events! 

The young singer won not one but two awards in the 7th PMPC Star Awards. He won Best Album Cover Concept and Design, and Best Pop Album of the Year for his debut album “Darren”. In the first ever PUSH AWARDS held in Resorts World Manila last November 10, 2015; Darren won awards for Pushgram Most Loved Newcomer, Pushlike Most Liked Newcomer, Pustweet Favorite Newcomer, and Awsome Song Cover. The results from Push Awards Night is produced from Push.com.ph, an entertainment website launched last September by ABS-CBN to poll and tally the popularity of celebrities and artists through likes, shares, etc. on their respective social media accounts. Push Awards aims to honor these artists and celebrities and their fans through this awards night.

Mitoy has just released his new single “Pangakong Tapat” from his debut album “HanggangWakas”. Its music video is now playing on top music channels and also on VEVO. Sabrina’s latest album “I Love Acoustic 8” came out last August featuring the lead single “Thinking Out Loud”. She recently conquered Korea as the Philippine’s representative at the 2015 Asia Song Festival in Busan. Her duet with Indonesian artist Chilla Kiana for “Thinking Out Loud” is featured in the Indonesian version of the album and is now also playing on MYX. Darren is keeping himself busy with shows around the Philippines with his “D Road Tour” which continues its leg on these following dates: Dec 6 at Tacloban, Dec 12 at Baguio, and Dec 19 at Robinsons Davao. Some dates may still be added in the future.

For inquiries and bookings, contact Sammy Samaniego at Sammy Samaniego at (632) 9162504 local 107, (0920) 9682991, (0917) 8565174 or email sammy.samaniego@umusic.com. For more information about MCA Music artists, log on to www.facebook.com/mcamusic, Instagram- mca_music or Twitter- mcamusic.

Monster Unleashes Darkness, Mayhem in "Krampus"

The holiday season is the most magical time of the year, but there is another, darker Christmas legend whose shadow over pop culture is growing.

Ancient folklore warns of Krampus, a myth that has been traced back centuries throughout European cultures. A horned beast who captures disobedient children for Christmas, Krampus is part merry, part monster.

Great Vocal Talents Add Life to "Good Dinosaur" Characters (Opens Nov25)‏

Aside from the lead voice actors for Arlo and Spot, Disney-Pixar's “The Good Dinosaur” features an extraordinary roster of voice talent for the supporting characters. “We were lucky to work with a number of incredible pros along the way and our story ultimately led us to this amazing and talented group,” says director Peter Sohn. “It’s been a privilege to see these performers bring our characters to life.”

Walker, Murphy, Whishaw: 3 Actors Journey to "The Heart of the Sea"

Three acclaimed actors lend their talents to making Warner Bros. Pictures' new action-adventure “In the Heart of the Sea” a compelling viewing experience: Benjamin Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer”), Cillian Murphy (“Batman Begins”) and Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall,” “Spectre”).

Directed by Ron Howard, the film is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex in the winter of 1820. The New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade.

Levi’s kicks off the Christmas Season with a Pre-holiday sale at SM

Levi’s Philippines kicks off the most wonderful time of the year with a pre-holiday sale on select items from Nov. 28 to 30—and a chance to meet some of the country’s fashion icons and fashion-forward celebrities.

And because you are special to Levi’s, the iconic blue jeans brand is also bringing back Levi’s Tailor Shop on Nov. 28 and 29 at SM MOA, SM Megamall, SM Dasmarinas, and SM THE BLOCK, North Edsa. At the shop, Levi’s customers can avail of free customization of their Levi’s jeans for every P3,000 single receipt purchase, inclusive of any men’s bottoms, women’s bottoms, or trucker jacket.

Kaths Laudit, Levi’s Philippines Marketing Head, says, “Levi’s is giving its fans a very early Christmas gift—the pre-holiday sale—because they are very special to us. Through Levi’s Tailor shops, too, people can have their perfect-fitting pairs of Levi’s in no time at all and customized it based on their style 

“And for the fun factor, Levi’s is treating its fans to meet-and-greet sessions with celebrities at the Tailor Shops.”

These include international singer Charice Pempengco who will be at SM Dasmariñas; socialite, columnist, and interior designer Tessa Prieto Valdes, who will hobnob with Levi’s fans at SM Megamall; menswear blogger AJ Dee at SM Mall of Asia; and Spongecola lead vocalist Yael Yuzon at SM North The Block.

Levi’s first sale this season will offer 30-percent discounts on all regular-priced women’s bottoms and men’s tops at all SM Original Levi’s stores and at SM Department Stores nationwide. 

Daniel Radcliffe Give Hunchback Igor A New Twist And Face In “VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN”

The boy who lived, Daniel Radcliffe, who is best known for his recurring successful titular role in the highly-successful “Harry Potter” movies brings the audience for another thrilling ride in his latest adult role as the hunchback Igor in “Victor Frankenstein.”

In the movie, Radcliffe is the hunchback Igor, who lived despite the terrible treatment he’s had from the circus handlers he’s worked for and even defied death upon meeting a brilliant yet sociopath scientist “Victor Frankenstein” (James McAvoy taking on the titular role). As The Hunchback, a lowly circus clown and dogsbody in the early part of the film, who, when he meets scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) is transformed into Igor after Frankenstein performs a simple procedure to cure his disfigurement.  Igor had spent his entire life in the circus, working as a clown.  Although he’s much maligned and even abused by the owner and his fellow performers, Igor has become a gifted surgeon, healing injured performers and animals.

Running coach and student athlete win the last qualifying leg of the NMM

Arnold Unabia and Christine Hallasgo proved their mettle as they clinched the top spots of the 21K centrepiece events in the 39th National MILO Marathon Cagayan De Oro leg. Around 11,900 runners conquered the exciting challenge of a new race route on the streets of the city dubbed as the Gateway to Mindanao. The Cagayan de Oro leg is the last qualifying race this season, with the National Finals slated to be held on December 6 in Angeles Pampanga.

Look Into the Whale's Eye in the New "Heart of the Sea" Poster‏

Warner Bros. Pictures has just anchored the new one-sheet art of “In the Heart of the Sea,” the new Ron Howard film starring Chris Hemsworth and based on the incredible true story that inspired “Moby-Dick.”

The latest poster shows a diver dwarfed by the enormity of the giant whale, and the two creatures seem to be engaging on a fierce staring contest.

In the winter of 1820, the ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story.

“In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

“In the Heart of the Sea” stars Chris Hemsworth as the vessel’s veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.

#OneDayOfZen With The ZenFone Laser 5.0

Almost Everybody has a phone, and most of them are smartphones. And for us, many would use it as our own personal camera, a who wouldn't especially when there are moments worth capturing for vacations, commuting, and even just lounging around. There is always a camera moment we want to keep. 

Now the questions are how can we get the perfect pictures and what would be the best mobile phone that can deliver photos worth sharing in our social media platforms. And being a adventurer myself, I have searched far and wide with all brands that have camera features but some of them are quite expensive.

Palarong Pambansa top athletes to go for gold in Brunei Darussalam ASEAN Schools Games

Palarong Pambansa top athletes will be competing at the 7th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Schools Games slated in Brunei Darussalam, from November 21 to 29, 2015.

An orientation program and pep rally for the Philippine contingent was held at the Department of Education Central Office on November 20, 2015 before they depart from Manila on November 21.

Scary Creature Intrudes in New "Krampus" One-Sheet‏

Home invasion gets a “monstrous” twist as dark creature Krampus prepares to crash an unsuspecting house in the newly released poster for Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Krampus.”

A darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, revealing an irreverently twisted side to the Christmas holiday, “Krampus” is directed by Michael Dougherty, and stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony, Allison Tollman, David Koechner, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Owen and Krista Stadler.

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

Tessa Thompson Plays Beautiful Music with "Creed" Hero‏

Despite taking place in the male-dominated world of boxing, Warner Bros. Pictures' “Creed” isn’t strictly about the guys. Just as Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) found love with wife Adrian, titular character Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) is finding something like it with his neighbor, Bianca.

Fast-rising actress Tessa Thompson (“Selma”) plays Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis.

Looks Do Kill in New "Zoolander 2" Trailer‏

The new trailer for Paramount Pictures' outrageous male model comedy “Zoolander 2” is now online and may be viewed at https://youtu.be/OsGA9Va2Yqc.

Film is the sequel to the 2001 hit comedy “Zoolander” starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, who are both reprising their roles. Stiller also served as director of the original, and has likewise returned to helm the sequel.

True Story Behind Legend Transports You to "The Heart of the Sea"‏

It is one of the greatest seafaring tales of all time: the Nantucket whaling ship Essex was attacked by a leviathan—a white whale of singular size and intent—leaving only a few of its crew to overcome near-impossible odds and live to recount their experience. But in the almost 200 years since that harrowing voyage, the truth faded into history, eclipsed by the celebrated novel it inspired, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Now, with acclaimed director Ron Howard at the helm, the legend of the Essex, her courageous crew, and that mythic white whale comes to the big screen for the first time in Warner Bros. Pictures' epic adventure “In the Heart of the Sea.”

(Watch the featurette “In the Heart of the Sea: Young Nickerson's Story” at https://youtu.be/vXOZRsRzkW8.)

Award-Winning Composer Michael Giacchino Scoring Disney's "Zootopia"‏

Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino marks his first-ever collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios for next spring’s big-screen adventure “Zootopia.” Featuring an 80-piece orchestra and conductor Tim Simonec, Giacchino’s score is being recorded this week.

“In a world as vast as Zootopia, we needed someone who could deliver a score that can feel exotic and powerful, but also provide that same emotional intimacy,” said director Byron Howard. “We tell stories with images, Michael tells stories with music. ‘Zootopia’ is a massive film with deep emotional themes running throughout the story, and Michael was the perfect choice to bring the music of this extraordinary animal world to life.”

Teaser Trailer Tells "How to Be Single"‏

Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled the teaser trailer and poster for its upcoming romantic comedy “How to Be Single” starring Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson. Watch the trailer at https://youtu.be/Crv9E8OJ00M.

There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.

“How to Be Single” stars Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect”), Damon Wayans, Jr. (“Let’s Be Cops”), Anders Holm (“Neighbors,” upcoming “The Intern”), Alison Brie (“Get Hard”), Nicholas Braun (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”), Jake Lacy (HBO’s “Girls”), with Jason Mantzoukas (“Neighbors,” TV’s “The League”) and Leslie Mann (“This is 40,”).

Young and Inexperienced Against Mobsters In “CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES”

Four young men is pitted against a mob boss and a string of syndicates when one of them gets hitched with money trouble involving a ruthless mobster who wants his money back immediately in the witty heist thriller “Criminal Activities.”

John Travolta stars along with Dan Stevens, Michael Pitt, Christopher Abbott, Rob Brown and Edi Gathegi.  Directed by Academy Award nominee actor Jackie Earle Haley known for his roles in “Watchmen,” “Breaking Away” and “Little Children,”  “Criminal Activities” is his directorial debut from a script by Robert Lowell.

A New Episode For The Gen-S Story - The Honda RS150

After teasing for quite some time, Honda has finally revealed the newest motorcycle model that will be available in the Philippines, The all new Honda RS150. From the most technologically advance Scooters with Smart Engines to the most powerful Sports Engine in its class. This Honda newest Sports Bike is equipped with a New Generation 150cc Liquid-cooled DOHC 6-speed engine, born out of Honda Racing DNA with class leading advance technology.

In its official public launch in this year’s Inside Racing Grand Prix (IRGP) event held at Carmona Racing Circuit, Mr. Daiki Mihara, Honda Philippines, Inc. President and Mr. Noriaki Abe of Asian Honda, Chief Operating Officer of Asia & Oceana Region of Honda Motor Japan, announces Honda’s commitment in delivering the most exciting Honda product for the New Generation. This time, not only that Honda has introduced in the Philippines Honda Smart Engines for Scooter or Automatic models but now our New Generation of Filipino Sports Motorcycle Enthusiast can enjoy the All New Honda RS150 with Powerful Sports Engine. This is just the beginning of another Gen-S story to come hinted by the two top Honda executives.
Photo shows (from left): Mr. Elie Salamangkit Jr., Product Planning Manager, Honda Philippines Inc. ; Daiki Mihara, President, Honda Philippines, Inc.; Noriaki Abe, Chief Operating Officer, Regional Operations, Asia Oceania and president of Asian Honda Motors Company Limited ; Hideo Nishinaga, AVP,General Manager, Sales and Marketing Division,Honda Philippines Inc.

The All New RS150 is an answer to young generation customers who are looking for freedom of high performance on sporty and sharply designed bike with class leading technology, specifications, and features explained by Mr. Elie Salamangkit Jr., Honda Product Planning Manager. To ensure the best handling possible, Honda’s Philosophy in developing sports motorcycle was applied wherein “Rider can control engine power in any circumstances… exactly when needed and as much as needed” or “Control at Riders’ Will”.

Design, Frame and Engine synergy is what made this newest Honda motorcycle special. The bike design reflects aggressive new generation styling with sharp looking body and boasts attractive features from latest Super sports. Giving pride to the rider is its sharp wedge shape and innovative and edgy surface treatment not to mention its class leading features of LED Headlight, Fully Integrated Digital Meter Panel, Rear and Big Diameter Front Disc Brakes, Aluminum Cast Wheel, Clamped handle bar, Tubeless tires, and Rear Monoshock absorber among others.

The frame which holds the motorcycle was designed with high agility and safety in mind. The frame and chassis delivers agile and responsive control, very suitable for city streets made possible by its agile 45 degrees steering handle, compact dimension wheelbase of 1275mm plus the application of new strong twin-tube type sports frame which is designed to be safe at high speed and quick acceleration.

The engine performance has the best acceleration in its class, but still fuel efficient by application of wide variety of friction reduction technologies producing maximum power of 11.8KW (16.0 PS) at 9,000 rpm. The new generation engine especially designed for Southeast Asia including the Philippines has the following characteristics:

1. Flexible output characteristics that enable fun riding in a wide range of riding situations.
2. Improved fuel efficiency performance.
3. Remarkable level of comfort enabling the rider to experience a high-grade feel.
4. Exterior design with functional beauty that evokes the sophisticated mechanism.

Honda dares customer to test it and discover real power that you can handle.

Finally, the all new RS150 is environment friendly with its Euro-3 compliant emission and safety is still Honda’s top most priority with the installation of Bank Angle sensor that increases rider’s safety by automatic engine turn-off during accidental crash or fall.

The IRGP crowd was further treated by actual show-off run of All New RS150 in the race track with its three exciting colors, Black, Winning Red and Space Magenta Metallic as special color which will all be available in Honda Shops nationwide.

To further strengthen commitment for the young generation, Honda has given the public a sneak peak of another Sports model, the All New CB150R which will be launched by next summer of 2016 as the Honda Gen-S story continues…

Excited with this latest news about Honda motorcycles? Find out more about Gen-S stories, visit their website at www.hondaph.com or visit www.facebook.com/hondaph or contact the local dealer nearest you!

First Trailer, More Posters Up for "The Huntsman: Winter's War"‏

Fresh from revealing the character posters from “The Huntsman: Winter's War” early in the week, Universal Pictures has now launched the film's first trailer and two more one-sheets. Watch the trailer at https://t.co/xVMZE2ncDh.

The fantastical world of “Snow White and the Huntsman” expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined.

Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” an epic action-adventure in which they are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Producer Joe Roth (“Maleficent,” “Alice in Wonderland”) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale nested in the legendary saga.

"The Huntsman: Winter's War" Reveals Character Posters‏

Universal Pictures has just revealed the character posters for its new epic adventure, “The Huntsman: Winter's War,” the highly anticipated sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

The characters who are featuted in individual one-sheets are The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), The Evil Queen (Charlize Theron), The Ice Queen (Emily Blunt) and The Warrior (Jessica Chastain).

The fantastical world of “Snow White and the Huntsman” expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined.

Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” an epic action-adventure in which they are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Producer Joe Roth (“Maleficent,” “Alice in Wonderland”) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale nested in the legendary saga.

Where to Find "Fantastic Beasts" High-Res Images‏

Following last week's first look at “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” – the start of a new trilogy of Harry Potter spinoffs centering on Eddie Redmayne’s magizoologist Newt Scamander – Warner Bros. Has released a trio of high-res photos, giving us a more detailed look at some of the images that debuted earlier.

The photos feature Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, and witchy sisters Porpentina and Queenie Goldstein, played by Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol respectively.

Josh Hutcherson's Closing Moments In The Final Chapter of “THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2”

The final chapter of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2”  brings the film’s expansive cast together one last time, with a team headed by Jennifer Lawrence and including Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Mahershala Ali and Natalie Dormer. The lineup for Mockingjay – Part 2 also includes Wes Chatham (Castor), Elden Henson (Pollux), Patina Miller (Commander Baylor), Evan Ross (Messalla), , Gwendoline Christie (Commander Lyme), and Stef Dawson (Annie Cresta).

Will Smith's "Concussion" Shares New Trailer‏

Watch the newly-released trailer of Will Smith's upcoming dramatic thriller “Concussion” here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_wtff7WjYw.

Smith stars in Columbia Pictures' “Concussion,” based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of Dr. Bennet Omalu (Smith), the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a sports-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known.

Help Find Arlo, The Good Dinosaur!‏

A widespread #FINDARLO media campaign will kick off across Southeast Asia, enlisting the help of fans to search for Arlo, the timid dinosaur from Disney/Pixar’s highly anticipated upcoming release, “The Good Dinosaur”.

(Watch the video “Missing Dino Alert. Help Us #FindArlo” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed1kzMaFTuQ.)

Jennifer Lawrence Heads Full Scale War and Action, Dons Katniss For The Last Time In “THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2”

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” brings the global motion picture phenomenon to its thrilling and emotionally powerful last chapter as the stakes for Katniss Everdeen escalate from surviving the most deadly games ever devised to setting the course of the future.

Now, in the final chapter of The Hunger Games, with all the Districts united against the Capitol for the first time, tomorrow itself is on the line. For Katniss to truly be herself, she realizes she must now fully take on the indomitable Mockingjay spirit in a last stand to set things right.

Young Actors Lend Voices to "The Good Dinosaur"‏

The heart of Disney-Pixar's new family adventure “The Good Dinosaur” is the friendship that develops between Arlo and Spot—two characters who begin the story at odds. They don’t share a language and—at least at first—have little reason to come together at all. But thanks to a life-changing journey, Arlo and Spot find common ground and a relationship that will change them both forever.

(Watch The Good Dinosaur TV Spot titled “A Moment” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXX0pFca6Zc.)

International Rapper and Singer Nicki Minaj recognizes Darren‏

MCA Music’s very own Darren Espanto the runner up for the 1st season of The Voice Kids performed for Wish 107.5’s radio show called the Roadshow. The 14-year old showed his vocal prowess with his rendition of Sia’s hit, “Chandelier”. Darren Espanto was able to hit and belt every note with ease thus impressing the DJ of the show; little did the young singer know that somewhere and somehow a very popular international artist was also wowed by his vocal chops. Nicki Minaj an international singer and rapper shared the young singer’s video on her facebook page. 

“So effortless. Incredible voice!” said Nicki, sharing her thoughts about the video. Not only had the international artist got to share her thoughts about the video but also the fans of both artists also shared their delight over the video, and how impressed they are with the young singer’s amazing voice. One person even said that Darren’s version is better than the original, while Darren’s fans thanked the international artists for sharing a video of their idol.  Nicki’s shared video garnered 5,000 plus likes, and still counting!

James McAvoy Reverses Death, Challenges Destiny In “VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN”

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale.  Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences.  Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. 

Make Christmas merrier with UNIQLO’s #MyUQGiftToYou

Want to give the Gift of LifeWear this Christmas season? Join #MyUQGiftToYou!

Every week starting November 18, UNIQLO will announce a featured Holiday item via its Facebook page. Share the photo and tag a friend who is deserving of the featured Holiday item. Put a nice dedication as to why it should be given to him/her and include the hashtag #MyUQGiftToYou. The most creative post will get to gift the featured item to that friend.

Check out the Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/uniqlo.ph) and Instagram account (http://www.instagram.com/uniqlophofficial) of UNIQLO Philippines for weekly updates and further information on #MyUQGiftToYou this Holiday season.

Angelina Jolie Pitt Tackles Loss, Marriage in "By the Sea"

Academy Award-winner Angelina Jolie Pitt directs, writes and stars in Universal Pictures' new romantic drama “By the Sea” – her first acting work since “Maleficent,” and latest directorial effort after the Oscar-nominated “Unbroken.”

To be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting Nov. 18, “By the Sea” follows an American writer named Roland (Brad Pitt) and his wife, former dancer Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.

(Watch the By The Sea Featurette: “A Look Inside” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuF6NKOL658.)

Setting the New Parenting Standards: First-Time Moms in The New Century

There is nothing more stressful than being a first-time mom besides being a first-time mom in this century. Advanced technology and social media have catapulted the standards of motherhood into a whole new level that moms all around the world strive to cope up with. But even with the new standards of the modern-day Mom, putting their kids as priority has not changed.

Knowing what is best for your child is the number one rule for being a modern mom. Moms make the decision on behalf of their babies that may change their lives forever. Cetaphil Baby aims to be the helping hand in bringing the best moments in a mother and baby’s relationship, by providing products that communicate a mother’s loving touch with every use.

For new moms, your baby is your number one priority. No matter how many differing parenting opinions there out there, all of them agree on the same thing. You and your child come first. Make every mother-child experience even more memorable with the heavenly smell of baby heaven combined with the natural scent of your baby’s skin with Cetaphil Baby’s shampoo, gentle wash, massage oil, and lotion.

It's your lucky day with Dockers

Have your lucky day with Dockers when the brand holds its VIP Sale from November 28 to 30.

As a leading provider of khaki pants in the world, Dockers has a lot in store for both new and loyal Dockers lovers. The VIP Sale will entitle customers to a 30-percent discount on regular-priced items. What’s more, a complimentary limited edition Dockers luggage tag and a Dockers leather bracelet will be given to customers with a minimum single-receipt purchase of P3,500.

It doesn’t end there. Dockers is bringing in the new Dockers Man (and everyone’s “Lucky”)—popular TV host Luis Manzano. The new face of Dockers Philippines will visit the store in Glorietta on Nov. 28 to engage with shoppers and give them tips on how to sport the perfect business casual look.

New Trailer of "The Finest Hours" Comes to the Rescue‏

The new trailer of Walt Disney Pictures' “The Finest Hours” starring Chris Pine has just been released and may viewed here at https://youtu.be/v_j0gXEtKVs.

A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 3D™, the film transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.

Directed by Craig Gillespie, “The Finest Hours” stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films); Academy Award® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”); Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”); Holliday Grainger (“Cinderella”); John Ortiz (“Silver Linings Playbook”); and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”).

Produced by Jim Whitaker (“Cinderella Man”) and Dorothy Aufiero (“The Fighter”), the screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver (“8 Mile”) and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (“The Fighter”) based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. Doug Merrifield (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) serves as executive producer.

Share Christmas joy; give a Noche Buena

Our fondest and earliest memories of Christmas -- aside from the usual ornaments like the Christmas tree, parol, and the anticipation of gifts from Santa, will always be the feast on the table that family members enjoy together on that special eve.

Noche Buena always brings us back to good memories shared with family and loved ones. Truly, no Pinoy Christmas celebration is ever complete without it!

Sarah Dumont Fights Off Zombies in "Scouts Guide"

Model-turned-actress Sarah Dumont proves she's more than well-equipped to be the leading lady as she plays a smokin' hot but kick-ass cocktail waitress in Universal Pictures' R-16 Without Cuts horror-comedy “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.”

For Brad Pitt, "By The Sea" Script Blurs Into Reality

Joining Angelina Jolie Pitt both in production duties and in front of the screen for Universal Pictures' new romantic drama “By the Sea” is husband Brad Pitt.

(Watch the “By The Sea” Featurette “Gimme Shelter” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nwyLK7otvc.)

To be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting Nov. 18, “By the Sea” follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.

Ayala Malls Exclusive "By The Sea" Explores Grief, Love‏

Written, directed by and starring Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie Pitt, Universal Pictures' “By the Sea” will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting Nov. 18.

“By the Sea” follows an American writer named Roland (Brad Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Melanie Laurent) and François (Melvil Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Niels Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.

Alay Sining 8 art exhibit opening at Greenbelt 5

The Rotary Club of Makati West (RCMW) officially opened its 8th Alay Sining fund-raising art exhibit themed “Art with a Heart” at The Gallery in Greenbelt 5, Makati, which will run from November 13 to November 15.

In support of RCMW’s signature project, the Gift of Life (GOL) program, both seasoned and new sculptors contributed art pieces for the art exhibit-sale. A large portion of the sale price of each art piece will be donated to GOL program beneficiaries composed of youth and children suffering from congenital heart disease.

In photo during the ribbon-tying ceremony held on the exhibit’s opening night are (L-R): Alay Sining 8’s official art curator Jinggoy Buensuceso and Organizing Committee Chairman Paolo Delgado; art aficionado and president of Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. Maritess Pineda; Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario; Senator Sonny Angara; Rotary International Director Guiller Tumangan; and RCMW President Junvee Vidal.

Philadelphia Proclaims Nov 25th as "`CREED' Day"‏

 Standing atop the Philadelphia Art Museum’s iconic steps, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter proclaimed Wednesday, November 25th “Creed” Day in honor of the upcoming film—which explores the next chapter in the “Rocky” saga. Joining Mayor Nutter to receive the official proclamation were Stallone himself and fellow “Creed” stars Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson, and the film’s writer/director, Ryan Coogler, and producer Irwin Winkler.

Choose Your Own Path To Fitness!

We know that fitness is indeed a challenge for all of us, one can never remain young and strong forever. It does take conditioning, maintenance, and consistency to achieve the body that we want. There are a lot of ways for us to get fit, especially for me who works mainly sitting down and (usually) chomping down a lot of food to keep me focused on my works.

City gyms are indeed a blessing for us urban dwellers, and Fitness First comes to mind when it comes to known brands of fitness. And they have been in the business for many years which helped a lot to find their own ways, either it may be to lose weight, gain strength and flexibility, build endurance, or even discovering inner peace.

So What Happens To ABS-CBN After March 2020?

People are really talking about what will happen to the TV network ABS-CBN after their broadcasting franchise will expire by the end of Mar...

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