ASUS Philippines Unveils Zenfone 3 Series Brand Ambassadors

ASUS Philippines unveils the three local brand ambassadors of the Zenfone 3 series that perfectly represents each passion points of the premium and powerful flagship smartphones

After weeks of anticipation, ASUS Philippines finally unveiled its premium, powerful and game-changing line-up of Zenfone 3 smartphones in the recently concluded Zenvolution local event – led by ASUS global and local executives and the newly launched Zenfone 3 brand ambassadors, master storyteller, Jason Magbanua, ultimate performer, Gab Valenciano and cosplay queen, Alodia Gosiengfiao.

Electro-Voice makes back-to-back appearances in Manila audio conventions

Electro-Voice (EV), the leading professional audio brand, staged double appearances in the recently concluded pro-audio, video, lighting, and entertainment technology conventions, the PALMM Expo Philippines and Musik Manila. Through its distributor, EVI Philippines, Electro-Voice displayed its fascinating range of professional-grade speakers and microphones and captivated a wide array of sound professionals and dealers alike.

The X1 of the X-Line Advance Speakers took the spotlight in the PALMM Show convention at the SMX Convention Center. Known for its innovative and compact audio features, the X1 vertical line-array speakers system has a capacity of performing multiple applications that fit the needs of either large-scale worship houses or entertainment venues in one cost-effective package.

"Don't Breathe" Tops U.S. Box-Office with $26.1-M, Opens in PH Aug 31‏

Columbia Pictures' gripping suspense thriller “Don't Breathe” – which Variety hails as “a muscular exercise in brutal, relentless peril” – spooked the U.S. box-office with a chilling $26.1-million, easily opening at No.1 for the Aug. 26-28 weekend.

It joins a long list of recent horror films such as “The Purge: Election Year,” “The Conjuring 2,” “Lights Out” and “The Shallows” that have all found success with audiences.

Child Actor Gets "Pete's Dragon" Lead Role By...Being a Kid‏

For the crucial role of Pete, the young boy found in the woods who was separated from his parents six years ago, the filmmakers of Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” were looking to cast a boy with natural acting abilities who could let his guard down and just be a kid.

Opening in Philippine cinemas on Sept. 07, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.

With "Don't Breathe," Jane Levy Aint Through with Horror-Thrillers Yet‏

After her breakthrough performance in 2013's “Evil Dead,” Jane Levy plays another strong but flawed female character in Columbia Pictures' terrifying suspense thriller “Don't Breathe.”

Determined to escape her abusive mother and save her younger sister from the dead-end existence that seems inevitable for them both, Rocky (Levy) will do whatever it takes to get away. She and friends Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto) have pulled off a series of elaborately planned burglaries in order to come up with enough cash to escape their dire Detroit hometown. Their petty crimes have netted meager rewards, however, so when the trio learns that a blind man (Stephen Lang) living in an abandoned neighborhood has a small fortune stashed in his house, they agree to go for their biggest and final heist. But their plan goes dangerously wrong when their intended victim turns out to be more frightening than they ever anticipated.

World renowned DJ and electronic producer Armin van Buuren returns to Manila this November as Heineken® presents "Armin Only Embrace"

Armin Van Buuren is coming back for more!

After the huge success of Armin Only Intense Manila, Armin is back in Armin Only Embrace!

Armin Only Embrace is a 5-hour-long experience in which worlds are linked by live performances, dance acts, visuals, special effects and, above all, by the 5 times No.1 DJ in the world, Armin van Buuren. Together with his team, the DJ brings a next-level experience to the world, something that is completely new to the dance scene. He will end the night with a special vinyl hour.

Armin Only Embrace is the biggest thing Armin has ever done.

"A show like this has never been shown before,' says Armin Van Buuren. ’The rehearsal process for this show lasted three weeks. This is the first time people will experience such a trance event, its unique’.  You can compare it with a large-scale rock show, but with four hours of non-stop dance music.”

'Armin Only Embrace' focuses on Armin’s sixth and most recent studio album 'Embrace'. The legendary DJ’s spectacular show is also special in that it features different music styles. Artists and bands including Kensington, Mr. Probz, Eric Vloeimans and Cimo Fränkel are part of the tour. Armin’s world tour had a sensational kick-off on 6 and 7 May 2016 in a sold-out Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

‘Armin Only Embrace’ happens on November 25, 2016, 8pm at the Mall Of Asia Arena.

Presented by Heineken® and produced by MCA Music.

"Avatar's" Stephen Lang Terrifies as the Blind Man in "Don't Breathe"

Best known for his iconic role as Colonel Miles Quaritch in James Cameron's “Avatar,” Stephen Lang now stars as the unnamed Blind Man in Columbia Pictures' critically acclaimed horror-thriller “Don't Breathe.”

In the film, a trio of friends – Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto) – breaks into the house of a blind recluse confident of an easy score only to find themselves in a terrifying life-or-death struggle.

The trio’s adversary, known only as the Blind Man, is a military veteran who lost his sight when he was wounded during the first Gulf War. His wife died shortly after his return to the States and his only child was run down by a careless driver. Since then, he’s become a recluse, the only resident left on his deserted street.

Electrolux Ideas Lab: Let’s bring healthy, home-cooked food to every dinner table

Global eating habits are changing as our passion for food is booming. What you eat can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases and promote your overall wellbeing. In a new global competition, Electrolux seeks innovative ideas to inspire healthier, tastier and more sustainable home cooking through Ideas Lab.

Filipino consumers today search to source organic produce, share meals on social media, travel to the far reach of the Philippine islands for new flavors and tastes. But at the same time, food is increasingly recognized as a sustainability challenge in terms of food waste, CO2 emissions, and health issues such as obesity, diabetes and under-nutrition. Simply put, the appetite for great food is growing but consumers are also hungry for change. With Ideas Lab, Electrolux is taking innovation further and providing food for thought among consumers around the globe. Today’s passion for food is a key ingredient for a healthier, more sustainable tomorrow and it all starts in the heart of any home – the kitchen. This competition offers an opportunity for Filipinos to cook up creative ideas that inspire people around the world to enjoy tastier, healthier and more sustainable home cooking.

Questions and Answers Raised At The 2nd Disaster Resilience Conference for PWDs and Senior Citizens

When disaster strikes, definitely Senior Citizens and Persons With Disability (PWD) will be the most vulnerable in those times of crisis and panic. But how can we actually help them as they also overcome their own physical disability? We can definitely help them with knowledge and skills that will prepare them when things getting out of order.

Recently SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of SM Prime Holdings hosted the 2nd Disaster Resilience Conference for Persons with Disabilities and Senior Citizens at Function Room 3 of the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia, disaster experts and stakeholders will gather once again to provide adequate information to PWDs and Senior Citizens about the realities of a potential earthquake / disaster scenario happening in Metro Manila and other parts of the country.

In partnership with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), in support of UNISDR ARISE, SM Supermalls recently hosted the  2nd Disaster Resilience Conference for Persons with Disabilities at the SMX Conference Center, Pasay City.

Winners and Surprizes At The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards!

Beyoncé’s groundbreaking visual album “Lemonade” won eight Moonmen, including “Video of the Year” for “Formation,” at the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards,” which aired live this morning from New York’s famed Madison Square Garden. The global megastar surprised the audience with a jaw-dropping “Lemonade” medley that recreated the stunning imagery of the visual album.  Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award-winner Rihanna dazzled with a career-spanning four-act performance – including an electrifying opening dance medley and a trio of stirring ballads to close – before accepting the VMAs highest honor with a heartfelt tribute by Drake. A repeat telecast of the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air on MTV tonight at 8pm (WIB), 9pm (SG/PH), 10pm (MY). The show will air on MTV LIVE HD on Tuesday, 30 August at 7.30pm (TH/WIB) and 8.30pm (HK/MY/PH/SG).

"Inferno" Vignette Highlights the Great Dante‏

Celebrate the great mind of DANTE in a special vignette released by Columbia Pictures in connection with the upcoming action-thriller “Inferno” – the third film in the studio's Robert Langdon series (“The Da Vinci Code,” “Angels & Demons”), which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date.

Watch the featurette at

“Dante basically invented hell as we understand it,” says director Ron Howard.

Brother P-Touch: Your industrial labeling partner

Different fonts, drawing tools, clip art, special characters,
and bar code symbols are built into the P-Touch software,
allowing users to create labels that fit their organization needs
Stay on top of safer, more efficient electrical and data systems with attractive, industrial-grade labels

Disorganized, mislabeled wires, panels, and boards can slow down an electrician, engineer, or IT professional during instances when rebooting systems as quickly as possible is critical. Creating efficient, safe, and more organized electrical and data systems is as easy as a press of a single button with the Brother P-Touch line of professional labeling machines and TZe industrial-grade tapes.

Reimagining ‘ever after’ for Beauty and the Beast’s finale

Only a few episodes remain before Beauty and the Beast’s series finale and time is running short for Cat Chandler (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan).

Pursued on all fronts by evil forces, the unlikely pairing of Cat and Jay has viewers wondering what ending awaits these fairytale-inspired characters.

The familiar fairy of the same title revolves around a prince who needed to break a fairy’s curse. The prince would only break this spell if a woman would come to love him despite his hideous form. And as he lay dying, the Beast received the love he needed so he could return to his human form. 

Change The Way You See Adventure!


All of them can be related to the Adventure of Life which we live out everyday. It comes in many forms and occurs in different moments of our lives, and for the memorable ones we definitely should celebrate it with a photo.

As a adventurer myself, whether I am with friends or alone on my own personal journey, I would make sure that I will find a new memory that will be captured in pictures. And I even get very creative at it. Sometimes I do what are the trending styles in photography, and actually also led in doing cosplay.


Zombies everywhere! Well that is true enough in entertainment all around the world, and we are getting a littled tired of the undead. But comes into the scene a South Korean Film Train to Busan which was made by Next Entertainment World starring Gong Yoo and Kim Su-an.

But what is impressive about the movie is that it premiered during the Canne Film Festival along with the best films in the world. So it built a little intrigue for me if it does really deserve that spot in the festival. Although it was also proven by another thriller movie The Shallows" which also premiered in the festival as well.

So what is the deal with Korean Zombies? With all variations of zombies revealed in many movie, tv series, and comics, they came up with a theme that can ampify the horror. Put zombies on a moving train going south and the country is now in the brink of collapse. So the options and weapons to fight them are real close to nil.

An it was also a success with more than 80 Million US dollars in the box office. Initially I thought it would be similar to Wolrd War Z, but probably with the zombie swarm only but aside from that it delivered its charm like many Korean films. 

REEL DEAL: Florence Foster Jenkins REVIEW

To provide entertainment is an art form and back in the days, competition was also as tough as today. But comes an odd yet brave soul who will live out a dream nobody though can be possible, her name is Florence Foster Jenkins and she is played by the award-winning actress Meryl Streep who will take her singing prowess in a unusual range.

Set during the Wolrd War II era in New York City, the war is almost over and people in the Big Apple continues on with the busy city life, one would find a special club established to provide entertainment with classical means. Madam Florence  as she is known ventures into singing on live stage to provide entertainment, but her method is really what many would expect. 

Also joining Meryl are acclaimed actors  Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg who will be he biggest supporters for the dream of many singers. It may not be the tune you will be hoping for, but it provided that push to appreciate the life of the New York socialite.

Daniel Radcliffe Goes Undercover Cop In “IMPERIUM”

Daniel Radcliffe, who rocketed to worldwide stardom in the phenomenal “Harry Potter” films, stars anew in the intense action thriller “Imperium.”   Inspired by real events, the movie is directed by Daniel Ragussis and also stars Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Devin Druid, Pawel Szajda with Nestor Carbonell and Sam Trammell.

In “Imperium,” Radcliffe takes on the role of Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent who goes undercover to take down a radical right-wing terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

"Storks" Celebrates Animal Characters with Solo Posters‏

Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled the individual posters of the animal characters in its new animated comedy adventure “Storks.” Check out the one-sheets below and watch the film when it opens in Philippine cinemas on Sept. 22.

In the film, storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet retail giant Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when the Baby Factory is accidentally activated on his watch, producing an adorable – and wholly unauthorized – baby girl.

Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop, in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.

Jenny Slate Lends Voice to Pomeranian in "The Secret Life of Pets"

After voicing for the sheep Bellwether in “Zootopia” – and before doing voice work as Harley Quinn in the upcoming “The LEGO Batman Movie” -- fast-rising actress Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”) will be heard as a Pomeranian dog in Universal Pictures and Illumination's “The Secret Life of Pets,” opening in Philippine cinemas August 24.

Slate plays Gidget, a naïve, but gutsy Pomeranian who is 50% fluff, 110% tough, and a secret admirer of hero dog, Max.

In the film, Max (Louis C.K.), a quick-witted Terrier rescue who’s convinced he sits at the center of owner Katie’s universe, finds his pampered life turned upside down when she brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a sloppy, massive mess of a mongrel with zero interpersonal skills. When this reluctant canine duo finds themselves out on the mean streets of New York, they have to set aside their differences and unite against a fluffy, yet cunning, bunny named Snowball, whose army of pets are out to turn the tables on humanity…all this and making it home before Katie returns at dinnertime.

Redford, Bentley, Urban: The Men of "Pete's Dragon"‏

When Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” hits Philippine theaters on September 7th, it is sure to charm and thrill audiences, creating a whole new generation of life-long fans.

More than the adventure, “Pete's Dragon” will also showcase the talents of legendary actor Robert Redford and two of today's most sought-after character actors – Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”) and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy).

In “Pete's Dragon,” old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

“The dragon is a symbolic creature from mythology and mythology was a big deal for me as a kid growing up, so I’m a big believer in its importance,” says Redford. “I grew up in a working class environment where there were not a lot of options for entertainment, so you had to kind of create your own. And it was about a greater world and greater characters and greater creatures than I knew, so therefore, it was very, very attractive to me.”

The screen legend, who has appeared in such classic films as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Way We Were,” “The Sting” and “All the President’s Men,” has been very selective in recent years as to the roles he chooses, so director David Lowery tailored the part to fit Redford’s strengths as an actor, which encouraged him to commit to the role.

“I think the story crafted here is very human and quite interesting,” says Redford. “It is an intimate story of a father, a daughter and a boy who has survived an accident and gone into the woods, and it has a lot of magic, but at its core, it’s a very emotional, human story.”

Wes Bentley (“American Horror Story: Hotel”) was cast as Jack, the owner of the local lumber mill who is in a relationship with Grace. The idea of a forest ranger dating someone who destroys the very woods in which she works and the dichotomy it created, appealed to the actor, as it dealt with an issue that is, in fact, a real problem in the world.

“GODZILLA: RESURGENCE” Brings Largest And Most Menacing Monster In The Franchise

Toho Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest film companies that produced the original Godzilla (Gojira) feature film, reboots the world’s most successful monster franchise in “Godzilla: Resurgence.”

Currently Japan’s blockbuster of a monster at the box-office, “Godzilla: Resurgence” is the 31st movie in the franchise and being one of Toho’s most important characters, directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi made the largest monster to-date at 389 feet tall, significantly monstrous from the last Godzilla movie (2014) that stood 354 feet tall.  Breaking new records in size, the humongous fearsome monster in “Godzilla: Resurgence” also has new striking design bearing the darkest and most menacing look than in the past films.      

“Godzilla: Resurgence” brings the monster back on Japan’s soil, in contemporary times, as it surfaces in the country for the first time.  In the movie, when an abandoned yacht in Tokyo Bay is attacked and the Aqua-line soon collapses, Japan’s Deputy Chief Rando Yaguchi theorizes that the damage was done by a living creature.  Soon, the country is on the run when an unidentified terrifying creature suddenly towered the city, destroying everything, even killing people in its path.  With Japan’s government officials working with special envoys and scholars, researching on the mysterious creature, the special group eventually names the dangerous creature Godzilla which is energized by nuclear fission, making it indestructible. 

Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt's "Passengers" Gets First-Look Photo‏

From the director of the Oscar Best Picture nominee “The Imitation Game” and the screenwriter of “Prometheus” comes Columbia Pictures' futuristic thriller “Passengers” starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.

Take your first look at the lone official image that's just been released by the studio.

In the film, on a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim (Chris Pratt) and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.

Legacy of Fear Reborn In Latest “BLAIR WITCH” Movie

Back in 1999, “The Blair Witch Project” became a global phenomenon and left a haunting fear of being alone in the woods.  The nearly no-budget film grossed millions and set the gold standard for found footage movies, spawning a new generation of horror fans.

“Elly Kedward, the woman accused of witchcraft and left to die in the Maryland woods in 1785, is the first recorded story of the Blair Witch legend,” says executive producer Gregg Hale.  “But the evil in those woods is much, much older than that.”                  For several years, Lionsgate had been searching for the right concept to reboot Blair Witch, as well as filmmakers who could satisfy the fans of the first film and reach a new generation of moviegoers. 

Teaching farmers how to fish

About an hour or so from the city proper, Marilog does not feel like part of Davao City. Understandably, because this third congressional district where the President of the Philippines lives is still thriving with dense greenery and with fruit bearing trees. It is because of this that Marilog became a leading exporter of fruits, giving it the title “Fruit Basket of the Philippines”.

In 2013, Henry Sy, Sr.’s SM Foundation donated a variety of tree seedlings to farmers of Sitio Upper Kibangay, Barangay Suawan in Marilog. This is part of the Foundation’s program called “Grow a Million Trees”, which supports the national government’s own greening program.

Food Discovers Truth About Existence in New "Sausage Party" Trailer‏

Columbia Pictures has just released the new trailer of the eagerly anticipated animated comedy “Sausage Party” which may be viewed at

“Sausage Party,” the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. The film features the vocal talents of a who’s who of today’s comedy stars – Michael Cera, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Danny McBride, Edward Norton, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Kristen Wiig.

Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures present a Point Grey production, Sausage Party. Directed by Conrad Vernon & Greg Tiernan. Screenplay by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Story by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Jonah Hill. Produced by Megan Ellison, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Conrad Vernon. Executive Producers are Jonah Hill, James Weaver, Ariel Shaffir, Kyle Hunter, and David Distenfeld. Co-Producers are Pilar Flynn, Alexandria McAtee, and Jillian Longnecker. Visual Effects Supervisor is Bert Van Brande. Editor is Kevin Pavlovic. Music by Alan Menken & Christopher Lennertz. Music Supervisor is Gabe Hilfer.

Opening soon across the Philippines, “Sausage Party” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Portrait Artists Guild Opens Pigura

The Filipino Portrait Artists’ Guild, Inc. (FPAGI), a group of portrait artists based in Manila, will be opening their first group show on August 25, Thursday, 5 pm at Gateway Gallery.

The 21 artist-members have lined up various figurative paintings that depict the Filipino at work, during leisure, in motion and at rest. The works are indicative of the artists’ level of understanding of the human figure in relation to his or her environment, showing variety of styles, composition and influence.

"Lights Out" Lights Up Worldwide Box-Office at Over $100-M, P91-M in PH‏

“Lights Out,” the acclaimed horror hit teaming first-time feature director David F. Sandberg and producer James Wan, has surpassed the $100 million mark, it was announced today by Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The modestly budgeted film clicked with audiences in its July 22nd North American debut, posting a strong opening weekend and holding its momentum for a current U.S. gross of $63.1 million. This, combined with an estimated cumulative international return of $41.7 million, brings its global box office total to more than $100 million to date, with openings still ahead in Europe and Asia.

Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg On High Notes With Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant In “FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS”

“The idea of finding joy in what you’re doing, that’s something everybody can understand,” says Meryl Streep of her latest inspiring film about music and the power of dreams in “Florence Foster Jenkins.”

Starring in the titular role, Meryl Streep sings to life “Florence Foster Jenkins,” along with Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg, the ear-busting movie opens into the last year of the real life Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy patron of music and philanthropist whose passion to sing does not exactly match her vocal prowess.  Supported by her devoted husband St. Clair Bayfield (Grant) and accompanist Cosme McMoon (Helberg), Florence pursues her dream of becoming an opera singer despite her horrible voice.

Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron In R-Rated Comedy “MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES”

It all started with a Craiglist ad that became viral when real life brothers Mike and Dave Stangle are looking for dates to bring to a wedding - sounds crazy but it really happened.  Their story reaches the big screen in the hilarious and  aptly titled “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” starring Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, Adam Devine and Aubrey Plaza.

Mike (Devine) and Dave Stangle (Efron) are young, adventurous, fun-loving and, some would even say, obnoxious.  The “some” would include other members of the Stangle family.  So when their sister Jeanie announces she’s getting married, the family holds an intervention, demanding that Mike and Dave bring respectable dates.  To fulfill their family’s request Mike and Dave turn to the best source of decent, respectable girls they can think of: Craigslist.  They place an ad promising that their selected companions will receive an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii and the chance to participate in all of the Stangle family wedding-related activities.

Comedian Kakai Bautista searches for leading man for her first starring film

From playing perennial sidekick or loyal best friend in assorted TV shows and movies, singer-comedian Catherine “Kakai” Bautista finally takes on the role of lead actress in a romantic comedy film, to be directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lemuel Lorca.

It’s a break that’s been waiting to happen. With her extraordinary acting ability, a knack for making people laugh, amazing hosting skills, and a mesmerizing singing voice, Kakai Bautista’s time to shine has come. The much-awaited film will be produced by Insight 360 Films in partnership with Manco Productions Inc. and iPR PLUS Consulting Group.

“Kakai is the next big thing in Philippine comedy,” Cahilig says of the multi-talented artist who started out as a singer-comedian in various comedy bars until her impressive performance in a play caught the attention of industry bigwigs. She then worked her way through simple but noteworthy supporting roles in TV and film productions, engaging the hearts—and funny bones—of viewers.

Miles Teller Steps Into a Dangerous World in "War Dogs"

Miles Teller (“Whiplash,” the “Divergent” trilogy) stars as a twentysomething who became a multi-millionaire as an international arms dealer in Warner Bros. Pictures' new comedic drama based on true events “War Dogs” (in Philippine cinemas Aug. 24).

Directed by “The Hangover” trilogy's Todd Phillips, “War Dogs” follows two friends in their early 20s (Jonah Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows smaller businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.

Stars Join Ayala Malls Cinemas’ New Level of Movie Experience at Greenbelt 3

Take the pressure off and indulge in your favorite movies in Ayala Malls Cinemas’ latest state-of-the-art theaters at Greenbelt 3 for the urban cineastes looking for an entertaining respite from the day’s grind.

Ayala Malls Cinemas’ recent unveiling at Greenbelt 3 cinemas introduces two exciting cinema concepts that will surely make Makati cineastes fall in love again and again with the experience of watching movies at the big screen. 

Hormonal balance and weight loss: What you need to know

You might know someone who eats a lot and never exercises but doesn’t seem to have an ounce of fat on him. While you, on the other hand, exert a lot of effort at the gym every day, but can’t seem to lose weight. It may not be a problem of self-discipline, but rather, it may be due to imbalanced hormones that can affect your metabolism.

According to Dr. Rami Cohen, an international specialist renowned for his study on the hormones involved in obesity and weight loss, obesity is a disease, a medical condition arising from hormonal imbalance.

“According to Dr. Cohen, there are three specific hormones in your body that, when imbalanced, may cause your weight gain,” said Barbara Young, Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre CEO and a certified life coach. “If those hormones are at the right level, the body will just switch on the fat-burning mechanism.”

Next Step In Human Evolution In"Morgan"

From producer Ridley Scott and director Luke Scott, “Morgan” offers a thrilling, visceral and intense movie-going experience starring Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Michelle Yeoh, Paul Giamatti, Leslie Rose and Toby Jones, “Morgan” introduces an artificial yet organic being that represents the future in human evolution.

In “Morgan” the inevitable happens, the creation surpasses its creator.  The titular character “Morgan” is played by Anya Taylor-Joy a bioengineered being with synthetic DNA.  At one month, she (it) was walking and talking; at six months, she exceeded her creators’ wildest expectations.  Morgan is enigmatic and unpredictable—a lab-created being with emotional capacity and conflicting traits that blur the line between being human and synthetic.  When “Morgan” suddenly attacked one of her handlers, the company immediately sends Lee Weathers (Kate Mara), a corporate trouble shooter who decides whether Morgan will continue to live or be terminated at once.

Reading pet food labels

How to choose the right one for your pet?

Pet foods in the market today are increasingly becoming more specialized, offering wide array of varieties that are based on the life stage, size, breed, or health condition of the dog or cat. However, the numerous terms and information plastered on the packaging might be overwhelming for a pet parent who is looking for the perfect food for their furry friend.

In an effort to help pet owners make more informed decisions on selecting the best food for their dogs and cats, Pet Food Institute (PFI), shares some tips in deciphering the different components that make up the pet food label. PFI is committed to educating the growing Filipino pet community on responsible pet ownership through its initiative, the Well Fed, Well Nurtured campaign in partnership with the Veterinary Practitioners Association of the Philippines.

New Trailer of Mystery Thriller "Arrival" Has Landed‏

Columbia Pictures has just launched the teaser trailer for acclaimed director Denis Villenueve's much anticipated new film after “Sicario” – the mystery thriller “Arrival” starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.

Watch the trailer here at

Synopsis: When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Opening soon across the Philippines, “Arrival” is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Worst Sea Disaster And Shark Attack At Philippine Sea In “USS INDIANAPOLIS”

Nicolas Cage stars in “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage” (aka “USS Indianapolis: Disaster at Philippine Sea”) that relives the worst sea disaster in the history of the US Navy  and the inspiring true story of men of courage.

Starring alongside Cage in the movie are Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, Brian Presley and Cody Walker aboard the USS Indianapolis as it race across the Pacific at 29 knots, USS Indianapolis reached Pearl Harbor in record time on July 19, unaccompanied, as ordered for her clandestine mission. She arrived at Tinian on July 26, and delivered her secret cargo, components of and the enriched uranium for the atomic bomb intended for Hiroshima.  

"Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" Launches Payoff Poster‏

Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders have each other's back in the newly released the main poster art for Paramount Pictures' action-thriller “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” due in Philippine cinemas on Oct. 19th.

Cruise returns as Jack Reacher with his particular brand of justice in the highly anticipated sequel. In the film, Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) is the Army Major who heads Reacher’s old investigative unit. She is arrested for Treason and knowing that she is innocent, Reacher must break her out of prison and uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear their names and save their lives. On the run as fugitives from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Based upon Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, author Lee Child’s 18th novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series, that has seen 100 million books sold worldwide.

Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie In Thrilling Action “MORGAN”

In the gripping, fast-paced action “Morgan” directed by Luke Scott, Kate Mara along with Rose Leslie and Michelle Yeoh star in a a thrilling, visceral and intense movie-going experience that explores the dangers of reproducing a human being far more advance than its creators.

Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the titular role of Morgan, at one month, she (it) was walking and talking; at six months, she exceeded her creators’ wildest expectations.  Morgan is enigmatic and unpredictable—a lab-created being with emotional capacity and conflicting traits that blur the line between being human and synthetic.      

Watch "The Magnificent Seven" Vignettes: The Outlaw, The Warrior‏

Get to know the Outlaw Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) and The Warrior Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier) better in the newly released character vignettes for Columbia Pictures' action-adventure “The Magnificent Seven.”

Watch the Vasquez featurette at and the Red Harvest at

Garcia-Rulfo describes his character Vasquez as someone who loves gunfighting. “He's been always like a bandit, a robber, a criminal. He's been on the run for several months. He doesn't have anything to lose because he has no family, no nothing.”

Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet Speak for Rival Dogs in "The Secret Life of Pets"

Primetime Emmy Award-winners Louis C.K. (“Louie,” “Parks & Recreation”) and Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”) lend their voices to lead characters Max and Duke, in Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures' “The Secret Life of Pets.”

In the film, Max (C.K.), a quick-witted Terrier rescue who’s convinced he sits at the center of owner Katie’s universe, finds his pampered life turned upside down when she brings home Duke (Stonestreet), a sloppy, massive mess of a mongrel with zero interpersonal skills. When this reluctant canine duo finds themselves out on the mean streets of New York, they have to set aside their differences and unite against a fluffy, yet cunning, bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), who’s building an army of pets who’ve been abandoned by their owners and are out to turn the tables on humanity…all this and making it home before Katie returns at dinnertime.

Casting Talented Cats As Mr. Fuzzypants In “NINE LIVES”

From Barry Sonnenfeld, director of classic hits “Men in Black,” “The Addams Family,” “When Harry Met Sally” and “Big” comes his latest family movie event “Nine Lives” starring award-winning actors Kevin Spacey, Christopher Walken and Jennifer Garner along with Robbie Ammell and Malina Weissman.

“Nine Lives” follows the exciting life of Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey), an undeniably successful, impossibly wealthy, but unapologetic jerk. Striving to build the tallest skyscraper in the Northern Hemisphere, the daredevil billionaire will sacrifice anything — even the love of his family — to complete an architectural marvel nearly as gargantuan as his ego.  Tom’s workaholic lifestyle has alienated his long-suffering family, including his devoted wife Lara (Jennifer Garner), neglected adult son David (Robbie Amell) and starved-for-attention young daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman). When Rebecca’s 11th birthday arrives, the girl begs her father for the same present she asks for every year: a cat. Tom hates cats, but reluctantly finds himself in a magical pet shop owned by the quirky Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken). The peculiar proprietor knows exactly what Brand needs — and its name is Mr. Fuzzypants.

Pokémon Go: Safety tips to catch 'em right

From city streets to parks and malls, everyone is definitely on-the-go just to catch their next Pokémon to level up! Taking Filipino gamers by storm, here are some safety tips to remember the next time you and your friends go out to catch, drop lures and conquer gyms!

Globe Prepaid customers can extend the fun by downloading the new Globe Switch app! On Globe Switch, avail of the free 1GB mobile data and 30 days free access to Pokémon Go starting August 20, 2016. Globe Switch offers the best online deals as well as over 3 GB worth of free access to over 50 of the most popular apps in the market.

“SAMMY 2: ESCAPE FROM PARADISE” Exclusive AT SM Cinemas Family Movie Day This Weekend

Based on an original story by Ben Stassen and Domonic Paris,  “Sammy 2: Escape from Paradise” sees Sammy and Rey, leatherback turtles and friends forever, enjoying the water and sand, shepherding new hatchlings Ricky and Ella out to sea. Suddenly, a poacher swoops in and ships them off to be part of a spectacular aquarium show for tourists in Dubai. Trapped in The Tank, an underwater aquarium, they must hatch a plan to escape and reunite with their grandkids, Ricky and Ella, and protect them from the dangers of the ocean.  But they’ll have to get past Big D and his dopey thugs first.   With the help of some unlikely friends, Sammy and Ray fin that when you work together, anything is possible!

“Sammy 2: Escape From Paradise” from CrystalSky Multimedia will be exclusively featured at SM Cinemas’ Family Movie Day on August 20 and 21. 

A monthly bonding event, SM Cinema’s Family Movie Day invites all families to spend an unforgettable, fun-filled weekend at the movies. Families are encouraged to purchase two (2) tickets to the family movie of the month and two (2) kids get to watch for free. The family movie day kit includes one free bowling game, a one-hour skating pass, a one-month subscription to Blink, and other perks from Pancake House, Nivea Men, and other brand affiliates, patrons will also have access to a kids’ corner, full of different games and activities that children will surely enjoy. 

From "Fear the Walking Dead," Daniel Zovatto Heats Up "Don't Breathe"‏

Up-and-coming young actor Daniel Zovatto (“It Follows,” TV's “Fear the Walking Dead”) stars in Columbia Pictures' new horror-thriller “Don't Breathe” as Money, one of a trio of teens who break into the house of a blind man they suspect has plenty of money hidden away. But their plan goes dangerously wrong when their intended victim turns out to be more frightening than they ever anticipated.

Produced by Sam Raimi (the “Spider-Man” trilogy), “Don’t Breathe” also stars Jane Levy (“Evil Dead”), Dylan Minnette (“Goosebumps”) and Stephen Lang (“Avatar”). Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead”) directs from a script co-written with Rodo Sayagues (“Evil Dead”).

Lady Gaga to Star Opposite Bradley Cooper in Reimagining of "A Star is Born"‏

Award-winning music superstar Lady Gaga has been set to star opposite four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) in a remake of the iconic musical drama “A Star is Born.” The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. The film will also be helmed by Cooper, who will be making his directorial debut.

Lady Gaga’s role in “A Star is Born” will mark her first lead in a feature film. In addition, she will compose new songs for the film, which she will also perform.

“A Star is Born” is being produced by Billy Gerber and Jon Peters; together with Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips, under their Joint Effort Productions banner. Basil Iwanyk is serving as executive producer.

Jonah Hill Risks It All for Money in "War Dogs"

He's a two-time Academy Award nominee whose acting prowess has put him at the forefront of Hollywood, in both the comedic and dramatic realms. Now, Jonah Hill stars in the central role of young arms dealer Efraim Diveroli in Warner Bros. Pictures' new comedic drama “War Dogs” (in Philippine cinemas Aug. 24).

Hill says he was intrigued by his character who jumped at the opportunity to reap huge rewards without giving much thought to what he was sowing. Hill remarks, “There’s definitely something enticing about watching people make it rich without following the rules. It’s why I’ve always loved gangster movies…movies where the guys with swagger win. Until they don’t,” he smiles.