Success Story In Modern Day and True-To-Life Telenovela Movie “JOY”

The quote on family that says “No family is perfect. We argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times, but in the end, family is family, the love will always be there” is all true in the upcoming modern-day true-to-life telenovela movie “Joy” starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence directed by acclaimed filmmaker David O. Russell that also stars Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Virginia Madsen, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rosselini, Diane Ladd and Dascha Polanco.

“Joy” joins a long legacy of films about chasing dreams of success in business and family -- but it does so in its own comedic, emotional and inventive ways.  The story began with the unlikely but real-life narrative of Joy Mangano, who in the 1990s became a new kind of television star and entrepreneurial powerhouse with a series of household inventions, including the famed, “self-wringing” Miracle Mop, which kicked-off the Long Island single mother’s ongoing business empire.

Ebe Dance Collaborates With Yeng, KZ, And Regine In First Album Under Star Music

Multi-awarded artist Ebe Dancel returns to the recording scene with his first solo album under Star Music where he delivers a powerful lineup of songs written from the heart.

“Star Music and I have the same vision. It's always nice working with people who trust you. I’m looking forward to a busy year ahead with the label,” said the former Sugarfree vocalist.

In his album, named “Bawat Daan,” Ebe brings in some of OPM’s most respected artists to rework some of his former band’s most successful hits.

One of the highlights include “Makita Kang Muli,” an astonishing duet with Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

Luistro: next biggest educ reform will come from ARMM

In his visit to Jolo, Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said he is confident that the creativity of Muslim Mindanao will create the next biggest educational reform in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
“The most colorful Filipinos are Muslims. There are so many colors seen in a Muslim gathering. They wear colors from head to toe... People who love colors are the most creative people,” Luistro said during the K to 12 Summit held in Jolo, Sulu.

Luistro added that the most creative solutions will come from the Filipinos in ARMM. He said that, “If we walk together, we will be able to outshine the other provinces... the next biggest reform in education will come from here.”


Who would have known that in less than a century ago, there was already a rise of the awareness of the the concerns of people who identify themselves as "trapped in another body" or what modern times known as transgenders, and the real life story of Lili Elbe/ Einar Wegener. Brought to life by a film under the direction of Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl, starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.

With 4 Academy Award nominations including Best Actor for Redmayne has been the talk since last year with the revelation of the film. Given the complex character, many have expressed commendation to his performance which might lead him to a back-to--back Oscar win this year. And indeed, his performance was noteworthy with the scenes and emotions shown throughout the film. Vikander who plays Gerda, Einar's wife shown spectacular portrayal that works well for the both of them and brings out the deep human connection. 

With the turn of events for Einer to Lili in the quest for being a true woman has a degree of sacrifices, judgement, and secrecy which was treated very differently compared to today's society and medical advances.

Tom Hardy Is Leonardo DiCaprio's Dark Mirror In "THE REVENANT"

“The Revenant” movie picked up twelve (12) major nominations in the most awaited annual awards night, the 88TH Oscar Awards, including Tom Hardy’s Best Supporting Actor nomination as John Fitzgerald opposite Leonardo DiCaprio’s Hugh Glass. 

“The Revenant” walks us through the brief yet pivotal history of the American fur trade, full of tales of daring but also grave destruction.  Though the fur trade forged the romantic image of the mountain man – idealized loners purportedly as rugged as the wilderness they felt beholden to tame -- the fur trade was also very much a business. In a sense it ushered in the first emergence of the archetypal Western entrepreneur, the visionary iconoclast who forges ahead answerable to no one but himself. 

Robert De NIro Helps Zac Efron Into Manhood In “DIRTY GRANDPA”

Ready to be a man? Learn it from the pro, in this case, from grandpa in the ultimate comedy buddy trip “Dirty Grandpa” starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron.

Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had. This outlandish comedy also stars Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Adam Pally, and Dermot Mulroney.

Levi’s wraps up 2015 with an epic year-end party; brings in Charice, international DJs

An epic year deserved an epic ending, which was what Levi‘s exactly had in mind when it wrapped up 2015 with a grand year-end party for all Levi’s lovers. No less than Charice Pempengco and international DJs like Major Lazer and Dillon Francis electrified the Palace Pool Club last Dec. 10, the night when Levi’s celebrated its successes of the past year—from organizing spectacular fashion shows to the well-hyped launches of its new collections.

It was a priceless treat for all Levi’s lovers all night, especially when Charice, who was not on the list of performers that night, dazzled the crowd with her cover of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and gave the audience an adrenaline buzz.

Real "Secret Soldiers" in Benghazi Battle Talk About "13 Hours"

Director Michael Bay’s new action-thriller, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” was based on a real-life, controversial incident in Libya. Consulting the production were three of the actual participants in that tense battle, Kris “Tanto” Paronto, Mark “Oz” Geist and John “Tig” Tiegan.

At the time of the battle on September 11th, 2012, the three ex-military men were serving as CIA security contractors, the Global Response Staff (GRS). When the attack on the American diplomatic compound and the CIA annex in Benghazi took place – at which four men died, including a United States ambassador – it was these men who held their ground, as depicted in the new film.

DepEd, Albay ink MOA for 2016 Palarong Pambansa

The Department of Education (DepEd) signs an agreement with the provincial government of Albay—the host of the2016 Palarong Pambansa in Legazpi City—stipulating the duties and responsibilities of both parties to ensure a well-managed and professionally-run annual national sporting event.

DepEd Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said this year’s staging of the Palaro will have many “firsts.”  “I want to highlight that this is Albay’s first ever hosting of the Palaro. This is also the first time that 18 regions will take action -- not the usual 17 regions --because of the participation of   the Negros Island Region,” he explained.

Boboy Syjuco Files Case Against SSS Veto

 With the controversial veto of the SSS Pension increase for pensioners, the public is not happy with this move of the President. Among the other bills that were passed and officially became a law, this particular benefit legislation prevented the additional 2000 pesos with the current pensioners would get each month. Their reason is that when implemented, it will cause the bankruptcy of the SSS in the future.

This also made Presidentiable Boboy Syjuco mad with the move, as a congressman himself, a bill has gone through rigorous deliberation and approval before it would reach the final signature. Among the other candidates, he was the first one to file a case against the veto that has become a national issue. 

Nailing It In The Romantic Comedy "Accidental Love"

“Accidental Love” is a wacky comedy with an underlying theme of health care, starring Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhall, James Marsden, Catherine Keener, Kirstie Alley, Tracy Morgan and Malinda Williams.

Alice Eckle (Biel), a somewhat naïve roller-skating waitress in a small Indiana town, is about to get engaged to her trooper boyfriend, Scott (Marsden). At the fancy Gondola restaurant when Alice has an engagement ring on her finger, a clumsy workman accidentally shoots her in the head with a nail from his nail gun.

What To Watch This Week: Vilma Channels Strong CEO with "Everything About Her"

It has been years since we seen Governor Vilma Santos in a film since "Ekstra" and "The Healing". And now she is back again with a whole new persona as Vivian in Star Cinema's "Everything About Her". And unlike her previous roles which either involves her being in the middle class or poverty levels, she comes strong as a successful CEO who has a fierce personality as she will encounter the bane of cancer.

We were able to talk to Governor Vilma about her role which can also be related to her current position. She expressed happiness with the fresh and elite role as it is also pegged to Meryl Streep's character in "Devil Wears Prada" with the feisty attitude yet influential charisma. 

It is also the first time she will be working with Xian Lim, it will be a movie reunion with Luis' girlfriend Angel Locsin after "Mano Po". Packaging her as the CEO involves with the lines, moves, apparel and the accessories. This brought out a powerful impression as she is introduced in the cinematic trailer. She also loved working with Bb. Joyce Bernal who was equally honored to work with the Star For All Seasons.

I would have to see the movie hopefully by next week because of schedules, but it did caught my attention with the theme and the actors that are in this film. So far it was a box office hit and also got good reviews, more reasons to watch the movie really soon.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach advocates for HIV awareness and testing

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach called for Filipinos’ increased awareness on HIV as she winds up the Bb. Pilipinas Charity Day during her homecoming. The new Miss Universe continued her HIV advocacy in the Philippines by speaking with advocates and young people living with HIV.

“It is shocking that the Philippines has one of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in the world. Many of those who get infected are young people. I want to use my voice to help lift up those who are living with HIV and to bring awareness to young people who do not know how to protect themselves against this virus,” Wurtzbach says.

No more ‘burning of midnight oil’ for studes in Misamis Oriental

Thanks to free solar-powered lamps, hundreds of learners in Misamis Oriental can now extend their study time without burning the midnight oil.

Under the “Ilaw ng Pangarap Mo, Sagot Ko” project, the Department of Education (DepEd) Misamis Oriental Division has generated enough funds through various activities to provide solar-powered lamps in 368 homes that are either un-energized or are in remote and off-grid areas in Misamis Oriental.

According to DepEd Misamis Oriental Schools Division Superintendent Cherry Limbaco, division personnel and teachers organized a rummage sale and sold second-hand clothing and products. They also offered fresh vegetables and fruits at the Schools Division Office and at various schools. This fundraising campaign has lasted from October to December 2015.

First "Money Monster" Trailer Takes George Clooney Hostage‏

From the producers of the Oscar Best Picture winner “Argo” comes Columbia Pictures’ new suspense thriller “Money Monster.” Directed by Jodie Foster, the film stars George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell (“300: Rise of an Empire,” “Unbroken”).

Watch the film's first trailer here at

In the taut and tense thriller “Money Monster,” Lee Gates (Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (O’Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.

The film also stars Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito and Caitriona Balfe, while the producers are Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine, George Clooney and Grant Heslov.

Opening across the Philippines on April 2016, “Money Monster” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

"King's Speech" Director Back with Oscar Contender "The Danish Girl"‏

Winner of Best Director Oscar for “The King’s Speech” and nominated for the same honor for “Les Miserables,” filmmaker Tom Hooper now brings to the screen Universal Pictures’ critically lauded drama “The Danish Girl.”

Starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander who both earned Oscar nominations for their performances, the film will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4, TriNoma, Market Market & Fairview Terraces) starting Feb. 03.

“To me, `The Danish Girl’ shares with `The King's Speech’ that theme of the blocks that lie between us and the best version of ourselves - and how we overcome those blocks,” says Hooper. “I fell in love with the script as soon as I read it, which was in 2008 when I was preparing `The King's Speech.’ It was the best script I've ever read. I wept three times when I read it - and I'm not sentimental. I've wanted to make the movie ever since.”

Experience The Immersive Power Of "THE REVENANT" On The Big Screen On February 3 - Available In IMAX Theaters Only For One Week

Leonardo DiCaprio has portrayed a kaleidoscopic array of characters – from Howard Hughes to Jay Gatsby to Wolf of Wall Street’s profligate Jordan Belfort – but the role of the Hugh Glass in “The Revenant” was an entirely new challenge, taking the actor into borderlands that few in our modern world have experienced.  It is DiCaprio’s most intensely physical role and at the same time, an almost wordlessly raw performance. 

Academy Award®-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu brings the legend of Hugh Glass to the screen with “The Revenant,” an epic adventure set in the unchartered 19th century American Frontier. Immersing audiences in the unparalleled beauty, mystery and dangers of life in 1823 America, the film explores one man’s transformation in a quest for survival. Part thriller, part wilderness journey, The Revenant explores primal drives not only for life itself but for dignity, justice, faith, family and home. 

Female Artists Motivate Runners To Go The Extra Mile on Spotify

* Female artists dominate running playlists on Spotify, from Queen Bey hits to classics from Missy Elliott and TLC·

* New survey shows that over 60% of runners report that music helps them run faster and longer

* Spotify Running users covered 55 million kilo meters in the past seven months, equal to running around the world 1,386 times

Spotify reveals the world’s most-streamed running songs of 2015. “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce led the pack, followed closely with “Chandelier” by Sia and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson. In fact, 7 of the 10 top tracks come from female artists, ranging from current chart toppers to Missy Elliott and TLC.

Caity Lotz from CW’s spinoff series in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to a female astronaut who under risky experiment in ‘400 Days’

Caity Lotz is set to star in the CW’s spinoff series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as ‘White Canary’. She is currently starring as ‘Sara Lance / Canary’ in CW’s hot TV show, Arrow. Caity was last seen on the silver screen in The Machine where she garnered rave reviews for her performance and received a nomination for “Most Promising Newcomer” at the British Independent Film Awards. Caity starred in The Pact, which was a breakout film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. On the small screen, Caity is often recognized for her recurring role as ‘Stephanie’ on AMC’s Mad Men, as well as her role as ‘Officer Kirsten Landry’ on MTV’s Death Valley.

In her upcoming film, Caity Lotz discusses her role in ‘400 Days’, a new thriller about inspiring astronauts who undergo a risky experiment.

Honda RS150 Features Groundbreaking Liquid-Cooled 6-Speed Sports Engine

When the Honda Gen-S RS150 was launched, the first questions that were asked is the new features it can go beyond the usual specifics and how well it can perform in certain situations. This model was officially launched in November last year and is currently making its way to Honda dealerships all over the country.

With the road conditions and travel time a big consideration of consumers. The Honda RS150 was one of the motorcycles that are both high on design, style, and functionalities, and also featured groundbreaking technologies that only Honda can deliver with superiority and class.

More than its stylish and sporty looks, the RS150 has a major plus factor going for it that no competition can match at this point in time – it is powered by a new generation liquid-cooled, 150-CC, DOHC, six-speed sports engine.

"The 5th Wave" Opens at No.1, Grosses P51.6-M in 5 Days‏

Columbia Pictures’ alien invasion action-thriller “The 5th Wave” took Philippine cinemas by storm, bowing at No.1 with a nationwide five-day opening weekend gross of P51.6-M (Jan. 20 to 24, 2016). This was announced today by a spokesman of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

The film adaptation of Rick Yancey’s young adult novel gave lead star Chloe Grace Moretz her biggest opening in the country. She previously headlined past smash hits “If I Stay,” “Carrie” and “Let Me In.”

Latest Adaptation Of Aladdin And The Magical Lamp in “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ALADDIN

French comedian Kev Adams star in the latest adaptation of the famous Arabian folktale of Aladdin and the magical lamp in “The New Adventures of Aladdin” that will open in local cinemas this January 27.

Adams takes on the role of Sam in the movie who is a modern Aladdin who lives both in Baghdad and in a magical world.  “The New Adventures of Aladdin” sets off when Sam ( Kev Adams) and Khalid , two young thieves are about to rob a department store on the evening of 24 December . Sam, disguised as Santa Claus is attacked by children who want him to tell a story . In order not to attract attention , he began to tell them the story of Aladin and the wonderful lamp but he gives a very personal version of the tale of a thousand and one nights while trying to win the heart of Princess Shalia (played by Vanessa Guide).  

"How to Be Single" - A Different Kind of Valentine's Day Movie‏

Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, Warner Bros. Pictures' new romantic comedy “How to Be Single” follows a handful of interconnected characters navigating the ever-shifting set of codes, customs, rituals, apps and emojis of the contemporary single life in New York City.

In the film, 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.

His First Action Role, John Krasinski Trains Hard for "13 Hours"

Far from his image in the popular series “The Office,” a buff, bearded John Krasinski leads the cast of Paramount Pictures' new action-thriller “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” directed by Michael Bay.

Krasinski plays Jack Silva, one of six members of a security team made up of elite ex-military operators who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi from an attack of Islamist militants on Sept. 11, 2012 — the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The movie features Krasinski in his first leading action role, in what is the biggest departure yet from the affable cube dweller he portrayed on the long-running NBC series.

Irish Actor Domhnall Gleeson Stars In Two Strong Oscar Contenders "THE REVENANT" and "BROOKLYN"

Rapidly rising Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson stars in “The Revenant” and “Brooklyn” – two of this year’s strong Oscar contenders.   Gleeson , who has been coming to the fore as one of the most versatile actors of a new generation with roles in  “About Time,” “Calvary,” “Unbroken,” “Ex Machina” and in “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” goes from unshaven in his role as Captain Henry in “The Revenant” to all-dapper in “Brooklyn.”

In “The Revenant” by Oscar winner filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the title role,   plays the role of Captain Andrew Henry, a real-life historical figure who was one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Trading Company and a leader of the expedition up the Missouri River.

Greald Butker Flexes Muscles Anew In Mythological Action Film “GODS OF EGYPT”

When Egypt fell in chaos and evil threatened to rule, gods and men rise to the occasion to fight against and for each other in the upcoming  spectacular action-adventure movie “Gods of Egypt.”

Inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.

"Batman v Superman," "Suicide Squad" Lead Warner Bros.' Movies for 2016‏

The dark knight antagonizes the man of steel. Hard-core villains form a deadly squad. The king the jungle returns to the wild. And a magizoologist inadvertently unleashes fantastic beasts in the wizarding world.

These are just a sample of what’s in store for movie audiences this year from Warner Bros. Pictures. Take a look at the studio’s line-up of potential blockbusters for 2016.

“Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.” From director Zack Snyder comes this action-adventure starring Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. (Opens March 26)

James Badge Dale, from "Iron Man 3" to "13 Hours"

“Iron Man 3” star James Badge Dale sees action anew in the big screen as ex-Navy SEAL Tyrone “Rone” Woods in director Michael Bay’s new epic action-adventure “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” from Paramount Pictures.

"13 Hours" is the gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right.

Brandon Routh returns in ‘400 Days’

Brandon Routh soared into the media limelight when cast as “The Man of Steel” in director Bryan Singer’s highly anticipated revival of the original superhero film franchise Superman Returns.

After joining the CW series Arrow as DC Comics superhero The Atom, Brandon will next spin off the character into the upcoming series Legends of Tomorrow, also for the CW. In 2013, Routh voiced David “Hesh” Walker in the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts and appeared in the CBS comedy series Partners, from the creators of Will & Grace. Also in 2012, Brandon starred in Crooked Arrows, as the coach of a Native American lacrosse team playing in a prep school league tournament.

Meet the Inhabitants of Disney's "Zootopia"‏

Walt Disney Animation Studios' 55th animated film “Zootopia” features a large and diverse range of characters – “One of our biggest casts ever for a Disney Animation film,” says director Byron Howard.

Director Rich Moore agrees saying, “Everyone in this incredible cast is bringing something special, something unexpected to their characters, which really takes our story to a whole new level.”

In the film, officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin), the very first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the opportunity to crack her first case—even if it means partnering with fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery.

#KnowTheCandidate: Gringo Honasan

We all know him as one of the current Senators of the Republic, he is also known to be in the military which made a move that triggered the EDSA people power revolution, he was also remembered as the rebel who made actions  because of the injustices he had seen with the oppressed. But beyond that, what do we know about Gringo Honasan that makes him an interesting bet for the Vice Presidential race?

UNIQLO’s Novak Djokovic Australian Open Apparel Available at UNIQLO Megamall

UNIQLO has announced the availability of Novak Djokovic Apparel at Megamall starting January 25, Monday. This “limited” line will feature Djokovic’s apparel worn during the Australian open – Dry Ex Polo Shirt, Dry Ex Shorts, Dry Stretch Sweat Jacket and Dry Stretch Sweat Pants. Price ranges from P1,990 to P2,490.

Triptych Poster Revealed for Disney's "The Jungle Book"‏

Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled the triptych poster of its new, imaginative take on the classic children’s adventure “The Jungle Book.” The triptych features lead star Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli together with talking animal characters on either side, in a sprawling and extended horizontal shot.

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.

Oscar Nominated Films, Unconventional Heroes, Historic Feats Lead 20th Century Fox's 2016 Silver Lineup

20th Century Fox fills the silver screen this 2016 with Award-winning and , inspiring and adventure-packed films featuring larger-than-life stories and characters best seen on the big screen.

Big hopes, big dreams and big heart are centric to the most unforgettable cartoon characters known in adventure family movies “Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks 4: The Road Chip,” “Kung Fu Panda 3” and “Ice Age 5: Collision Course.”


In the magical action-packed movie “The New Adventures of Aladdin,” best friends Sam (Kev Adams) and Khalid (William Lebghil) dress up as up as Santa Claus to steal everything they can from Galeries Lafayette. But Sam is quickly caught by children and their needs tell the story of Aladdin.  In the skin of Aladdin , Sam begins then a trip to the heart of Baghdad , a city with Arabian wealth.  While telling the tale, the people suffered from the terrible tyranny known Vizier for his ferocity and his questionable breath and the young thief taking on his alter-ego Aladin tries to save the day and win the heart of a princess.

The movie’s hero, Kev Adams who plays Sam and Aladdin in “The New Adventures of Aladdin,” is the actor’s debut starring role after playing support roles in movies. “I really wanted to be back on a carpet driving alongside a Genius but also to participate this story full of  humor while confronting the real world. The original script was 250 pages, it was a monumental epic and I loved it!” shares Adams on his casting.    

"The Danish Girl" Opens Soon Exclusively At Ayala Malls Cinemas‏

From the Oscar-winning director of “The King’s Speech” comes Universal Pictures' controversial and provocative drama “The Danish Girl” starring Academy Award-honorees Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) and Alicia Vikander (“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”).

The film will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas starting February 03, 2016.

Based on the book by David Ebershoff, “The Danish Girl” tells the extraordinary story of Lili Elbe, one of the world's first people to undergo gender confirmation surgery, and the powerful love story of two people who go through Lili's journey together. It movingly portrays a marriage going through a profound transformation.

Torn Between Two Loves, An Ocean-Spanning Triangle In "BROOKLYN"

In search of a new life, the heart warming movie “Brooklyn” trails the life of Eilis, played by Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan, a young luminous Irish woman who has lived her whole life in tiny Enniscorthy, Ireland – who  is swept away to America through the prodding of her thoughtful sister into becoming a confident woman in a foreign land.  

As Eilis arrives into the diverse tumult of Brooklyn, New York a sudden burst of homesickness overwhelms her, feeling like an exile. But as Eilis dexterously learns to adapt to life as a New Yorker, she meets an Italian immigrant, Tony Fiorello (Emory Cohen), a funny, sweet, charismatic suitor determined to win her devotion. Just as she seems on the verge of beginning a new life, a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland where she is pulled back into the life she left behind and meets an Irish gentleman, Jim Farrell (Domhnall Gleeson) whom she eventually falls in love with too. Caught between two countries, two men and a decision that could affect her future forever,  Eilis confronts one of the most breathtakingly difficult dilemmas of our fluid modern world: figuring out how to merge where you have come from with where you dream of going.  

Free Movies at the Blink Movie Weekend Festival!

Movie and series buffs are in for a treat! BLINK, a unique online streaming service offering never-before seen films, pay per view, and exclusive live TV shows, is throwing a free movie weekend festival at select SM Malls.

The festival will feature an afternoon of free food, photo booth snaps, raffle prizes, and unlimited movie watching via BLINK.

The BLINK app enables you to watch a variety of movies, TV series, and other content anytime and anywhere, using gadgets such as your mobile phone, tablet, computer and smart television sets.

Now under SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. which also operates the country’s biggest cinema chain, SM Cinema, Blink prides itself in offering its very own unique film content and a wide library of the most recent movie and series options that you can #pressplay at your own comfort and convenience.

Jane Lynch Stars In ANGEL FROM HELL First and Exclusive In Asia On RTL CBS Entertainment HD

Golden Globe® and multiple Emmy® Award winner Jane Lynch returns to primetime TV in an all-new comedy, ANGEL FROM HELL. The new sitcom will premiere first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment HD on 05 February, Friday at 9:00pm (8:00pm JKT/BKK). ANGEL FROM HELL centers around Amy (Lynch), a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into a dermatologist’s organized and seemingly perfect life, claiming to be her “guardian angel.”

“We’re delighted to see Jane Lynch back on television and even more proud that our channel, RTL CBS Entertainment HD, will bring her new sitcom to audiences in Asia,” says Jennifer Batty, EVP Programming, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network.

Maggie Lawson (“Two and Half Men,”“Psych”) plays Allison, an intense, driven doctor who is sure that Amy is just an inebriated, outspoken nut, until every one of her warnings proves true. Cautioned by Amy not to tell anyone about her, Allison can’t discuss this over-the top oddball with her father and business partner, Marv, played by Kevin Pollak (“A Few Good Men,”“The Usual Suspects”), a doctor who shares an office with Allison, or her younger brother Brad, played by Kyle Bornheimer (”She's Out of My League,”“Agent Carter”), a real estate agent who lives in a guest room over her garage. As Allison tries to push Amy away, Amy makes her final

"The Big Short" Enlists Margot, Selena to Explain Complex Concepts‏

Because Paramount Pictures' “The Big Short” takes place within an industry riddled with obtuse terminology, director Adam McKay knew he needed an entertaining way to clarify some core concepts for the audience.

"People need to know this stuff in order to follow the story, but when you first hear phrases like 'collateralized debt obligation' or 'credit default swap,' they make you feel stupid and bored," McKay says. "Bankers do everything they can to make these transactions seem really complicated, so we came up with the idea of having celebrities pop up on the screen throughout the movie and explain things directly to the audience."

What To Watch This Week: Heroes, Villains, and Bad Vacations

Hey, since I have been encountering a lot of great series lately I would like to talk about them in with a weekly special I call "What To Watch This Week," it might be a long title but it self-explanatory what it features. We will be talking about upcoming series, premieres, and also movies that are coming in the next few days. Today we will be have two series that will make its way to Philippine viewers from the US. 

Legends of Tomorrow

The DC Comics universe is indeed a vast multiverse to get into, and while we are waiting for Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice, they paved another live action collection of heroes (and villains) with Legends of Tomorrow. From the makers of Arrow and The Flash, it spins off from the crossover series which introduces the heroes Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) , The Atom (Brandon Routh), White Canary (Caity Lotz), Firestorm (Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein and Franz Drameh as Jefferson "Jax" Jackson), Hawkman (Falk Hentschel), and Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée). They are also joined by "former" Villains Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heatwave (Dominic Purcell).

Michael Bay Transforms "13 Hours" Into an Epic Action-Adventure"

From “Armageddon” to “Pearl Harbor” to the “Transformers” franchise, dircetor Michael Bay has spent his 20-year career giving human stories the epic, action-adventure treatment. Together, his 11 films have grossed a staggering $5 billion-plus, making him the fourth-most-successful director of all time.

Now, Michael Bay brings audiences Paramount Pictures' "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," the gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right.

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Dingdong Mounts #Hitback 3-Peat At Music Museum

OPM Pop Prince Dingdong Avanzado kicks off the new year with his #Hitback: The 3-Peat solo concert at the Music Museum this coming Saturday, January 23, 8:30 pm.

The third leg of his highly-successful #Hitback concert series, the forthcoming show also features the all-male vocal group, Men and Music.

Inspired by the unprecedented turnout from his past two shows last year, Dingdong revs up to third gear as he cooks up more innovative concepts for his ever-expanding audience base.

HOOQ up with another exclusive premiere – Mad Dogs

HOOQ, Asia’s biggest video-on-demand service, partners with Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring you the exclusive premiere of the critically acclaimed Mad Dogs, same day as the US telecast.

Mad Dogs premieres worldwide on January 22 and HOOQ will be the first and only digital platform in Southeast Asia to offer the series on the same day as the US.  Catch this must-watch series created for the digital platform with all 10 episodes dropping in at the same time!  In addition to this latest action thriller, HOOQ customers can also indulge in a diverse and expansive selection of over 35,000 hours of movies and TV series with hot favorites and award-winning series such as Gotham, The Flash, Mad Men, Ash vs Evil Dead, Nashville and awesome blockbusters, Spider-Man, Kill Bill and Harry Potter. 

“2015 has been a great year for us and we have promised our customers to deliver a host of new and exciting TV series ranging from in-season series to same day as the US telecast.  What better way to start 2016 than to share with all HOOQ fans yet another world premiere exclusive to HOOQ!  Mad Dogs promises suspense, lies, deception, secrets and murder!  This dark comedy of wild adventures will definitely get you HOOQ’d! said Peter Bithos, Chief Executive Officer of HOOQ. 

Leonardo DiCaprio's Winning Film "The Revenant" Stays Fierce - Edges Out "Force Awakens" At The US Boc Office On Its Opening

With multiple wins at the recent Golden Globes and major nominations in the upcoming 88th Academy Awards,  film “The Revenant” starring Leonardo DiCaprio directed by Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu is fiercely strong at the (U.S.) box-office  with an incredible opening (Friday, Jan. 8) of $14.4 million, edging out “Star Wars: The Force Awakens’” ($10.75 million) that day.
“The Revenant” best seen on the big screen, is on its way to $100 million with an estimated gross of $97 million to-date.  Inspired by true events, “The Revenant” is physically intense and emotionally gripping story of a man presumed to be dead but came back to life.  The legend of Hugh Glass, as he is regarded to be the revenant, someone who came back from the dead, is played by Leonardo DiCaprio.   Part thriller, part wilderness journey, The Revenant explores primal drives not only for life itself but for dignity, justice, faith, family and home. 

Philips partners with celebrity mom for a week of kitchen wonders

Motherly pep meets award-winning kitchen solutions in new video series

How many times have you ever wanted to treat your loved ones to a nice full-course meal, only to find that you're too tired and don't have enough time to prepare?

Time has become a luxury for the modern family, with busy schedules getting in the way of spending quality time together. Because the family’s fondest memories often take place around the dinner table, special attention has to be given to the quality of the food you serve. What better way to show your love than to cook everyone's favorite dishes, but with that distinctly healthy twist?

Stars of "How to be Single" in Their Solo Banners‏

The four main female stars of Warner Bros. Pictures' new romantic comedy “How to Be Single” get their own singular banners which have just been revealed by the studio. Getting the special treatment are Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect”), Alison Brie (“Get Hard”) and Leslie Mann (“Knocked Up”).

Christian Ditter (“Love, Rosie”) directed the comedy from a screenplay by Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein (“The Vow,” “He’s Just Not That Into You”) and Dana Fox (“Couples Retreat,” “What Happens in Vegas”), screen story by Kohn & Silverstein, based on the book by Liz Tucillo (TV’s “Sex & the City,” He’s Just Not That Into You).

John Travolta With New Young Hit Men “CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES”

John Travolta stars with young talented actors Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens, Christopher Abbott and Rob Brown in the dark comedic crime thriller “Criminal Activities” where a group of friends gets accidentally involved with a mobster's shady business after borrowing money. When four young guys who reunite at an ex-classmate's funeral, one mentions to the others inside information on a stock that is a guaranteed lock to make them instant millionaires. Unfortunately, the deal goes south along with their investment. Things go from bad to worse: one of them borrowed his share of the money from a mobster.

Returning in full baddie form, John Travolta plays the crime kingpin they're indebted to, and these amateur criminals find themselves trying to outwit the crime’s ruthless path in settling the debt.  Directing “Criminal Activities” is long time multi-talented actor Jackie Earle Haley and Oscar nominee whose notable works in “Bad News Bears,” “Little Children,” “Dark Shadows,” “Shutter Island” and “Watchmen” marks his directorial debut in the movie.