"Allied" Poster Has Pitt, Cotillard Up in Arms

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are dressed to kill in the international poster of Paramount Pictures' Allied, the World War II romantic thriller from Oscar-winning director, Robert Zemeckis.

Check out the poster below and watch the film when it opens nationwide on November 23.

Written by Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Locke”), the film stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Kaplan and Matthew Goode.

“Allied” is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

“Allied” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Animal Singers Compete for Record Deal in "Sing" Trailer

Universal Pictures and Illumination have revealed the teaser trailer for its new musical comedy Sing which may be viewed at https://youtu.be/yHRItUcAxPo.

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing in Philippine theaters on January 08, 2017.

Darren Espanto Bags 2 Awards At Star Awards For Music

There’s no stopping The Total Performer Darren Espanto as he adds 2 more from the list of his many achievements. He recently won at Star Awards for Music bagging the Male Pop Artist of the Year and Cover Design of the Year (for the album “Be With Me”). Held at Novotel Hotel at Araneta Center, the award is given annually by the Philippine Movie Press Club.

Darren just released his latest single “Alam” from the album “Be With Me” with its music video premiering this month on VEVO. The single is composed by veteran songwriter Jungee Marcelo who also penned hits for Gary Valenciano, Daniel Padilla, Zia Quizon, Sitti and Lyca Gairanod among others. His previous singles “7 Minutes”, “Starlight” and “Parachute” peaked at #1 on the countdown of music channel MYX and various radio stations in the Philippines.

Newest 'Pantasya Ng Bayan' Is Ginebra San Miguel's 2017 Calendar Girl

Newest “Pantasya ng Bayan” Kim Domingo was introduced as the 2017 Calendar Girl of Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) in a grand reveal held at the Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City recently.

The up-and-coming French-Pinay sexy actress joins the ranks of popular models and actresses who have graced the Ginebra San Miguel calendars through the years, including Ellen Adarna (2015), two-time calendar girl Marian Rivera (2009 and 2014), Georgina Wilson (2013), Solenn Heusaff (2012), Anne Curtis (2011), and her predecessor Arci Munoz (2016).

Trinitian Film Society to hold ‘1st Ko Si 3rd’ benefit screenings on November 14

Trinity Film Society, in partnership with Ohana Mnl, will be hosting benefit screenings of Real Florido’s acclaimed Cinemalaya drama ‘1st Ko Si 3rd’ this November 14, 2016 (Monday) at the Mandell Hall Auditorium, Trinity University of Asia.

Ticket is priced at P100 each (students and non-students/ outsiders) and all proceeds will go to Ohana Mnl’s “#LetHairGo” event, which will be used for the funding of their special photoshoot for cancer-stricken children.

Screening times as follows:

12: 00 PM, 2: 00 PM, 4: 00 PM, 6: 00 PM

For tickets, you can message Trinitian Film Society on their Facebook page (Facebook.com/TrinitianFSociety) or through mobile: 0915-402-0800.

"Rogue One" Characters Get Their Close-Up in Solo Banners

Lucasfilm has released eight character banners for its hugely anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Featured in their own solo one-sheets are leader of the rebellion Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones); Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen), K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed), Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) and Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker).

Take a look at the posters below and watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when it arrives in Philippine theaters on December 15.

"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" Breaks New Ground in Cinema Experience

TriStar Pictures presents Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, the groundbreaking, cinematic event from three-time Oscar®-winning director Ang Lee.

With Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ang Lee redefines what is possible in filmmaking and storytelling with the goal of further engaging the audience in an advanced cinematic experience. Joined by two-time Oscar®-winning cinematographer John Toll, Lee employs state-of-the-art cameras to shoot in native 3D, high resolution and a history-making frame rate that seemed impossible until now. He creates a new way for audiences to experience drama, presenting the heightened sensations that young soldiers feel on the battlefield and the home front.

Luxurious furniture and artsy journals on Modern Living TV

This week on Modern Living TV, Stephanie Zubiri sits down with businesswoman Audrey Zubiri to talk about her world class furniture line, Designa Italia. Audrey will also share ideas on how these quality and Italian-made furniture will turn anyone’s room from plain to lavish.

Stephanie also meets jeweler Macky Fah who will show her latest line of elegant sparkles perfect for daily wear, FahLux. Macky will also present her newest product, Fae, a luxurious collection of organic beeswax candles that are fast becoming a cult favorite among the metro’s stylish set.

Disney and Globe launch Disney Princess: I Dare to Dream

In one way or another, girls all over the world have seen themselves as a Disney Princess. Disney Princesses are an inspiration to most and inspire young girls to dare to dream big and make it a reality.

Inspired by the empowering values of Disney Princesses, in association with Globe, a first-of-its-kind, digital reality-series comes to life with Disney Princess: I Dare to Dream. The producers are calling on all girls aged 9 to 16 years old to join the open auditions to be one of the six that will be chosen for the show.

Auditions will be held on October 22, 2016 at Cortes delas Palmas, Alabang Town Center, and on October 23, 2016 at Ayala Center Cebu, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Voice of Moana and Filmmakers in Singapore

The voice of Moana, Auli'i Cravalho, in Disney’s latest animation film will find her way to the shores of the island of Singapore this November, together with the producer of the movie, Osnat Shurer, and two Southeast Asian Disney animation artists – Singaporean Roger Lee (Lighting Artist) and Indonesia Griselda Sastrawinata (Visual Development Artist). They will be in town for a press junket and a special festive light-up event at Marina Bay Sands.

Auli'I Cravalho (voice of Moana), Osnat Shurer (Producer), Roger Lee (Lighting Artist) and Griselda Sastrawinata (Visual Development Artist) will meet the fans and the press at the Marina Bay Sands festive light-up event on 9th November Wednesday, 8.15pm at ArtScience Museum; where there will be an opening stage performance by the Polynesian TeVaka dance troupe, followed by a special light-up ceremony by the movie talent and filmmakers to kick off the festive season at the integrated resort.

Menken & Ahrens’ A Christmas Carol takes center stage at the Globe ICONIC Store this December

Following the success of the acclaimed Globe LIVE and 9 Works Theatrical production debut, Green Day’s American Idiot, comes another exciting production to complete the Christmas season - Menken & Ahrens’ A Christmas Carol. The world famous Christmas-themed play based on the book by Charles Dickens will revolve around the life of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters - brought to life by the music of world-famous musical composer Alan Menken.

“The value and lessons the show brings is perfect for the family and this will surely be a must-see show for the holiday season. The story of A Christmas Carol has spanned generations but remains relevant even to this day with the life lessons it carries. The whole team is thrilled to put together this production and we all look forward to the wonder this will bring to every Filipino family,” says Globe Stores and Retail Transformation Head, Joe Caliro.

Cobie Smulders Avenges Her Arrest in "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"

Popularly known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill in Marvel's The Avengers franchise, Cobie Smulders stars opposite Tom Cruise in Paramount Pictures' new action-packed thriller Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

The film is based upon author Lee Child’s 18th novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series that has seen 100 million books sold worldwide,

Years after resigning command of an elite military police unit, the nomadic, righter-of-wrongs Reacher is drawn back into the life he left behind when his friend and successor, Major Susan Turner (Smulders) is framed for espionage. Reacher will stop at nothing to prove her innocence and to expose the real perpetrators behind the killings of his former soldiers

The Great Brazlian Madness Sale is on!

Here’s great news for those who’ve already started their Christmas shopping.ELRO Retail Corporation, a leader in footwear retailing in the country, is holdingThe Great Brazlian Madness Sale happening from October 26 to 29, 2016, at the Trinoma Activity Center, Trinoma Mall.

Get hold of your favorite ELRO footwear brands—Ipanema, Grendha, Rider and Zaxy, all made in Brazil—for unbelievably low prices of 500 pesos and below on all items!

So whether its sandals or shoes you’re looking for, see you at Trinoma Activity Center and shop ‘till you drop at The Great Brazlian Madness Sale!

"Twilight's" Elizabeth Reaser Contacts the Spirits in "Ouija: Origin of Evil"

Known worldwide for her work in the Twilight series, Elizabeth Reaser plays smart and resourceful single mother Alice Zander in Universal Pictures' Ouija: Origin of Evil, a terrifying new tale and the follow-up to 2014’s sleeper hit Ouija.

(Watch a TV Spot for Ouija: Origin of Evil at https://youtu.be/mTBtLEUm9EE.)

In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother (Reaser) and her two daughters (Lulu Wilson, Annalisse Basso) add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

"E.T.'s" Henry Thomas, a Tormented Priest in "Ouija: Origin of Evil"

He is best remembered for playing the role of Elliott, the young boy opposite the famous space alien in Steven Spielberg’s beloved blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. As an adult, two-time Golden Globe-nominee Henry Thomas has developed an extensive and diverse list of film and television credits throughout his career, including Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, Lasse Hallström’s Dear John and History Channel's Sons of Liberty.

"Punisher" Jon Bernthal is Ben Affleck's Rival in "The Accountant"

He found fame as Frank Castle aka Punisher in the Netflix series based on Marvel Comics’ Daredevil, which has spawned a spinoff series called Punisher which he likewise headlines. Now Jon Bernthal stars as deadly hitman Brax in Warner Bros.' action-thriller and recent U.S. no. 1 hit The Accountant.

Directed by Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), The Accountant tells the story of Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck), a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

Brace Yourself For The Virtual Reality Ride Of Your Life With Fox's ‘THE RIDING DEAD’

“Who did Negan kill?” That has been the question plaguing the minds of The Walking Dead fans around the world following the cliffhanger ending to season 6 earlier this year. Fans don’t have to wait much longer to find out with the highly anticipated Season 7 premiering on FOX on October 24th at 11:35 AM and 8:55 PM, on the same day as the US premiere.

To kick off this latest season, FOX is launching ‘The Riding Dead,’ an exclusive VR campaign that places fans in the world of a zombie outbreak. “You’ve picked the wrong day to be stuck in a traffic jam…” says FOX as the premise of the stunt. Partnering with Samsung and GrabCar, FOX will offer passengers an opportunity to experience their ride immersed amongst ‘walkers,’ as zombies are commonly referred to in the series, using Virtual Reality technology, promising a ride they will never forget.

Let’s go for a walk! Pet Food Institute shares tips on proper etiquette on dog walking

Taking a walk out in the park or neighborhood with your furry companion is a great way to provide social activity, help your dog stay healthy and prevent obesity. Pets need regular exercise – such as daily walks – to keep at a recommended weight, plus walks allow you and your dog to get acquainted with other pets and pet parents. While dog-walking is a fun and worthwhile activity, it can also be full of potential mishaps that could adversely affect other park-goers if proper etiquette is not observed.

As an advocate of responsible pet ownership, Pet Food Institute, through its campaign “Well-Fed, Well-Nurtured” in partnership with the Veterinary Practitioners Association of the Philippines, shares some tips for an enjoyable, worry-free dog-walking experience.

Make sure your pet is in good health

SBP-Passerelle Mindanao finals slated for Oct. 22-23

Top teams in Mindanao are now gearing up for the regional finals of SBP (Small Basketeers of the Philippines)-Passerelle Twin Tournament, the longest running national inter-school basketball competition for children in the country, to be held on October 22-23, 2016 at the Almendras Gym in Davao City.

Competing for SBP tournament are Xavier School University, Ferndale International School, and Ateneo de Davao University, while the battle for the Passerelle tournament will just be as fierce with Holy Child School of Davao, Corpus Christi School, and Southern City College as they battle it out for the chance to compete in the national finals.

Meralco’s early holiday gift to customers: lower energy rates for the third consecutive month!

Here comes an unexpected “gift” that we can be truly thankful for: Meralco has recently announced that overall electricity rates are lower by 12 centavos per kilowatt hour (kWh).

In fact, Meralco—the Philippines’ leading power distributor—has announced lower electricity rates for residential customers for three straight months, starting August of this year. According to the power company, the rate reduction was caused by downward movements in transmission and generation charges, which significantly affected the amount reflected in our bill.

Great shopping finds revealed in revitalized Tutuban Center

Tutuban Center, the bargain hunter’s paradise, has unveiled new and exciting features to pump up your shopping experience. The center recently underwent a number of renovation work and building improvements. With the holiday season coming, shoppers will make a beeline for the great deals in Tutuban Center’s Main Station and Prime Block.

Tutuban Center Main Station, with the Bonifacio Shrine across its entrance, is a heritage building where the original train station built in the 1800s first stood. As a heritage building, steps were taken to preserve its history including repainting based on the heritage color palette, and improving lighting for its facade details. The building has also retained features like brick walls and century-old wrought iron pillars that lead all the way to the food court.

World Class Acts At PowerHouse Concert at Solaire!

The Theater at Solaire will get a world-class treat with the launch of Powerhouse Concert which is top billed with internationally-acclaimed Pinoy singers Arnel Pineda and 4th Impact leading the night.

This concert is produced by Lucky 7 Koi Productions, Inc which is a newcomer in the concert scene but brought a powerful set of singers that will celebrate Pinoy pride as well as great array of music genres with each artist. The current lead singer of Journey which is free to do concerts which are not from the group but still have that rock jam. 

A new brand ambassador for OPPO?

Let the guessing games begin

A photo uploaded on OPPO’s social media accounts sparked a guessing game on who could possibly be the ambassador for the mobile technology brand, which is now the country’s bestselling smartphone brand according to a report by German-based market research organization GfK.

OPPO’s social media posts show that the ‘new’ brand ambassador is boy-next-door material, a heartthrob who could sweep the ladies off their feet.

“In the past few months, we have noticed how some of our favorite celebrities fell in love with our latest smartphone, the F1s, and the way it captures stunning selfies anytime, anywhere,” said OPPO Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng. “We can all feel the excitement of knowing who would show us how to bring out our inner selfie expert.”

Get Wasted in "Office Christmas Party" Teaser Poster

The teaser poster for Paramount Pictures' new holiday comedy Office Christmas Party has just been released, encouraging office workers to “Party like your job depends on it.”

In “Office Christmas Party,” when the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

The latest comedy from directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck (Blades of Glory) co-stars Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, Sam Richardson, Jamie Chung, and Courtney B. Vance in the funniest movie of the holiday season.

Opening across the Philippines on December 07, “Office Christmas Party” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

New Pirates Film Titled "Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge" in PH

Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the latest Pirates film starring Johnny Depp will be officially titled in the Philippines as Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge. (The film is alternatively called Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in the US.)

The fifth installment in the hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Salazar's Revenge will bow in local cinemas starting May 24, 2017.

Explosive End Looms in New Trailer of "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"

The official second trailer of Columbia Pictures' Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – the sixth installment of the sci-fi, action horror film series – has just arrived online and may be viewed at https://youtu.be/wvFpDpPH3mg.

Opening in Philippine cinemas on February 01, 2017, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” is the final installment in the astoundingly successful film franchise adaptation of Capcom’s hugely popular video game series, having grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.

Director Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote the screenplay, returns, along with lead star Milla Jovovich.

Tom Cruise Back as American Ronin Jack Reacher in "Never Go Back"

Tom Cruise returns as lone-wolf hero Jack Reacher with his particular brand of justice in Paramount Pictures' highly anticipated, action-packed sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, opening in Philippine cinemas Oct. 19.

(Watch a TV Spot for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back at https://youtu.be/7T3TpnNz5dQ.)

The film follows Reacher as he races to uncover the truth about active duty soldiers, once under his command, who are being killed. Based upon “Never Go Back,” author Lee Child’s 18th novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series, that has seen 100 million books sold worldwide.

REEL DEAL: Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B REVIEW

We have seen so many mananangal movies which are a mix of good and bad films. And despite the popularity of the winged pinoy monster, the film adaptations would be too light for a organ eating aswang, but I just saw ANG MANANANGGAL SA UNIT 23B which stars Ryza Cenon and Martin Del Rosario and one of the films featured for QCinema.

As part of QCinema, it also joins the roster which included films Patay Na Si Jesus with Jacklyn Jose and Hinulid with Nora Aunor. As the festival runs on a limited time and cinemas, it drew attention with fans watching the film as well as getting good reviews from film critics.

Personally, I don't have high expectations for the film given that it is a monster movie, and it has limited budget which I thought the effects will be cheaply done, but I was wrong.

First the movie had an interesting feel with the first few minutes, it was going to a romcom phase introducing the characters of Jewel and Nico, however there are some hints on what lies ahead in the story. Then it becomes more dark and violent thereafter. Ryza made a bold statement with the weird yet erotic role, however she clarifies that this does not mean to go full on sexy for future films. Martin Del Rosario is also interesting as the literal boy next door with a little twist, add Vangie Labalan as Nico's Grandmother made the entertainment package. 

I love the most about the film was the cinematography, music and effects. They elevated the new feel for Philippine cinema which delivers the message and details without exaggerating. Though it can be also merit a sequel, I say it is excellent in its own way.

Meet the Characters of Marvel's "Doctor Strange"

Delve in the history and background of the characters behind Marvel's Doctor Strange and learn how they help Stephen Strange on his journey into becoming the Sorcerer Supreme.

Check out the character posters below and watch the film when it opens nationwide on October 26!

DOCTOR STEPHEN STRANGE (Benedict Cumberbatch) was once a celebrated but arrogant surgeon, until a tragic accident cost him his medical skills and career. Searching for a way to restore his talents, he traveled the world until he finally encountered The Ancient One, the enigmatic teacher who offered to teach him the ways of the Mystic Arts.

MORDO (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Like Doctor Strange, Karl Mordo was an apprentice of The Ancient One who learned the Mystic Arts and the paths of alternative dimensions. Complex and intense, he could well turn out to be a friend, a rival, or a bitter enemy to the Ancient One’s latest pupil.

Matteo Guidicelli hunts for the most interesting van

In the final episode of Wheels Season 4, Matteo Guidicelli searches for the best van in the market. Together with the Wheels team, Matteo travels to Solenad in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to test drive some of the latest models from some of the country’s top car brands.

Also in this week’s episode, Uly flies to Thailand to witness round 7 of the 2016 Super GT season and experience firsthand the thrill of watching the finest race cars to the finish line, while Angel gives some safety tips on driving two and four-wheeled vehicles.

Make sure you don’t miss the final episode of Wheels, your guide to life on the fast lane. Wheels is now on its fourth season and airs every Thursdays, 10:30 p.m., on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel. For firsthand info on the latest happenings in motoring, like and follow Wheels on facebook.com/PhilStarWheels, @PhilStar_Wheels on Twitter and @PhilStarTV_Wheels on Instagram.

Smart Padala brings Filipino families closer this Christmas with Pamaskong Padalow Promo

For Filipinos, Christmas is one of the most important occasions of the year. We make time for it -- come home from the city or abroad -- just to celebrate the holidays with our loved ones and families. Filipinos are so excited about it that we start feeling the Christmas spirit as early as September.

To make this important occasion more meaningful for Filipinos, Smart Padala, the leading remittance network in the Philippines with more than 15,000 centers nationwide, released a new promo as an early Christmas treat. Dubbed “Pamaskong Padalow”, the promo allows consumers to enjoy lower padala fees from September 30 to December 30, 2016.

New "Collateral Beauty" Poster Says `We Are All Connected' JG Jay Gonzales

New Line Cinema has just rolled out the new international poster for its inspiring and emotional drama “Collateral Beauty” featuring the faces of the star-studded cast and with a reassuring tagline, “We are all connected.”

From Oscar-winning director David Frankel, “Collateral Beauty” is a thought-provoking drama that explores how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of beauty, and how the constants of love, time and death interlock in a life fully lived.

When a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront the truth in surprising and profoundly human ways.

“Collateral Beauty” features an all-star cast, including Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, Jacob Latimore with Oscar winners Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren.

Shooting Begins on Warner Bros.' Sci-Film "Meg"

Principal photography is underway in New Zealand on the science fiction action thriller “Meg,” being directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies). The film stars Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films). Award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) has been set to star opposite Statham.

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.

Anna Kendrick, the Reliable Whistle-blower in "The Accountant"

Academy Award-nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) stars in Warner Bros.' new action-thriller “The Accountant,” as Dana Cummings, an accounting clerk who's in the center of a multi-million-dollar anomaly.

(Watch The Accountant featurette Solving the Puzzle at https://youtu.be/mN6i2NDFBqY.)

Directed by Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), The Accountant tells the story of Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck), a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

Win a set of Wrangler TripleMax Tires by joining Goodyear’s My SUV Story Contest

Join Goodyear’s “Love the Drive, My SUV Story” contest and get a chance to win a set of the new Goodyear Wrangler TripleMax Tires..

To join, just follow these simple steps:

1. Tell us about your SUV. How do you use it? Where do you use it? Post your story in our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/GoodyearPhilippines/

2. Attach a photo of your bonding moment with your SUV or a bonding moment with someone special inside your SUV.

3. Caption it with your answer to this question: “Given your driving style and needs, how will Goodyear Wrangler TripleMax tires help you #LoveTheDrive with your SUV?”

Lee Child Bestseller "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" Explodes in the Big Screen

Based upon author Lee Child’s 18th novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series that has seen 100 million books sold worldwide, Paramount Pictures presents the highly anticipated action-packed thriller Jack Reacher: Never Go Back starring Tom Cruise.

In the film, years after resigning command of an elite military police unit, the nomadic, righter-of-wrongs Reacher is drawn back into the life he left behind when his friend and successor, Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) is framed for espionage. Reacher will stop at nothing to prove her innocence and to expose the real perpetrators behind the killings of his former soldiers

Autotelic Releases Major Label Debut Album “PAPUNTA PABALIK”

From an indie band and now releasing their major label debut album “Papunta Pabalik” under MCA Music, Autotelic is poised to be the next band to watch out for making noise and a large following from the indie scene. The much awaited album, which contains the new single “GISING” a song about daydreaming letting yourself drown in the feeling of being in love, as if it’s good to be true with luminous-sounding, positive and exciting vibe that is very easy to relate to Filipinos.

Autotelic call their music “Iyak Sayaw” genre, fresh and very modern sounding but at the same time has its 80s/90s vibe in it.  “Masasaya ang tunog at tono ng mga kanta namin, pero karamihan ng lyrics ay malungkot o di kaya ang pagkaramdaman ng nostalgia” said Josh Villena, band vocalist. “The moment we were signed by MCA Music, the feeling did not sink in immediately. We were all processing our thoughts and never have we imagined becoming an artist of a major music label. ” Josh said when asked how does it feel to be signed by MCA Music.

The Best Seats on the Best Eats, Now Guaranteed with SEATS

The revolutionary restaurant reservation app partners with farm-to-fork pioneer, Earth Kitchen

In a country where 25% of the population would rather dine out than whip up their own meals from home, homegrown restaurant reservation apps such as SEATS are sure to be a swiping success.

SEATS has made securing tables at even the most popular restaurants as simple as a click, with its easy to use interface and quick access to hundreds of wining and dining establishments in the Metro.

As the holiday season kicks in, SEATS goes back to its roots, by cementing a partnership with another revered dining institution. Earth Kitchen is one of the founders of the farm to fork dining movement in the Philippines. With a number of indigenous farming community partners like Got Heart Foundation, Earth Kitchen only utilize locally-yield and freshly-grown produce that not only adds zest and flavor to their delectable menu, but also supports the agricultural economy of the Philippine countryside.

Brand New Seasons of Hit Series ELEMENTARY and SCORPION on RTL CBS Entertainment this October

RTL CBS Entertainment brings the latest seasons of hit series ELEMENTARY and SCORPION to audiences in the region. The fifth season of ELEMENTARY starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller in the modern retelling of the classic Sherlock Holmes story premieres on primetime October 12, Wednesday at 9:55pm (8:55pm JKT/BKK). Starring Elyes Gabel and Katharine McPhee, SCORPION season 3 airs its first episode last October 4, Tuesday at 9:00pm (8:00pm JKT/BKK), first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment, same day as the US. 

As Robert Langdon, Tom Hanks Must Recover His Memories in "Inferno"

American legend Tom Hanks returns in one of his signature roles as the quick-thinking and resourceful symbologist Robert Langdon, in Columbia Pictures' new suspense thriller, Inferno.

Academy Award® winner Ron Howard directs the latest bestseller in author Dan Brown's billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population.

Horror Hitmaker Jason Blum Produces "Ouija: Origin of Evil"

When developing Ouija: Origin of Evil, Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum and Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, producers Brad Form and Andrew Fuller were excited to work with Hasbro Studios on the opportunity to expand dramatically the cryptic world of the mystical board. For this terrifying chapter that would explore the origin of evil in one small town, they would be trusting the franchise with a filmmaker known for work that is as innovative as it is heart-racing.

Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board this Halloween, Universal Pictures’ Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale as the follow-up to 2014’s sleeper hit that opened at No. 1.

“Companion” gives hope in 40 seconds

In just 40 seconds, 21-year old digital artist Vince Serrano aims to provide encouragement to emotionally-burdened people through the help of his animated digital video “Companion”, a story of a lonely boy who almost succumbed to the lure of death but received a second chance at life from a beacon of hope.

The young animator‘s short video bested 20 other entries in the “Hope in 40 Seconds” video competition launched in June by the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF), a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing depression to light. The awarding ceremonies were held on October 6 in observance of the National Mental Health Awareness Month.

Eight industries receive DENR recognition for exemplary environmental performance

For exhibiting exemplary environmental performance, eight companies from the chiller and power sectors received recognition from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) at the Joint Awarding Ceremony of the Philippines-Chiller Energy Efficiency Project (PCEEP) and the Philippine Environment Partnership Program (PEPP) held at the H2O Hotel in Manila.

The project’s beneficiaries will be awarded and recognized for their initiatives in implementing energy-efficient operations, particularly the chiller sector’s move to replace their ODS-based inefficient chillers to new technologies.

‘Friends’ stars switch things up

Friday night shows starring Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry present two different sides of being a modern guy

Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry, who famously played roommates Joey Tribbiani and Chandler Bing, respectively, on Friends, will have a reunion of sorts when their shows start airing on their new home, RTL CBS Entertainment.

The Odd Couple, starring Matthew Perry, will have the premiere of its third season on October 21. Matt LeBlanc’s new show Man With A Plan is set to premiere on October 28.
As both shows go on air this October, viewers can look forward to Friday night fun watching two different but humorous takes on the domestic challenges faced by modern guys.

Is ‘Daddy’ Fun Times really having fun?

TELUS House McKinley West Opens with the Coolest Facilities

TELUS International Philippines (TIP) launches its 5th site, TELUS House McKinley West, a five-storey building in Bonifacio Global City which showcases a modern industrial look with a unique approach to team members’ experience through its state-of-the-art facilities.

TIP’s Facilities Director, Pia Felix took the lead in the project, overseeing the design, maintenance, equipment, service providers and other measures concerning security and safety.  She ensured that the newly-opened site provide a fun vibe and employee-pampering facilities.  More than being fun, TELUS International Philippines fosters a caring environment that is reflected in all its initiatives for its team members. Fun is the result of the conscious effort of providing programs and facilities that support the professional and personal growth and development of its team members.

Globe Official Statement: Samsung Note 7

In support of the recent announcement of Samsung, we wish to inform our customers that effective immediately Globe will discontinue selling Samsung Note 7 and will no longer issue same device replacements to customers.  We have implemented a process to retrieve Note 7 units from customers and replace them with a device of equivalent value. We are taking this matter seriously and will do everything we can to keep our customers from harm when using our service. We will be in touch with our customers within the next 4 days.

GMA Network regains nationwide TV ratings lead

GMA Network has retaken the lead in nationwide TV ratings, resulting from its stronger performance in all timeblocks, according to data from the industry’s trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

For the period September 1 to October 13 (with October 9 to 13 based on overnight data), GMA overtook its closest competitor in National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM) with an average people audience share of 38.3 percent, besting ABS-CBN’s 37.6 percent.

GMA likewise remained the undisputed ratings leader in viewer-rich Urban Luzon, which accounts for 77 percent of all viewers in urban TV homes in the entire country, with 43.4 percent, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 32.3 percent.

Your Top 5 Favorites At The Flick Of A Switch

We round up the most downloaded hot deals that you can enjoy on the new Globe Switch app

Your search for the best online deals need not go too far as the all-in-one Globe Switch already puts together the hottest apps and mobile offers to continue enjoying your digital lifestyle!
Whether it's capturing that perfect Instagram photo or putting that cool filter to your recent Snap, Globe Switch has the right app deal for you! Here are the top five most downloaded apps on Globe Switch that gives you some of the best in entertainment, gaming, music and connectivity.

1.       The number one spot of course goes to the phenomenal Pokemon Go app that forever changed app interactivity forever! With its creative features within augmented reality, you literally sweat it out to catch that Pokemon! Get to play it through 3 different promo offers on Globe Switch.

"Inferno" Stars Featured in Special Character Posters

As “Inferno” approaches its October 12 opening across the Philippines, Columbia Pictures has revealed individual character posters for its principal cast led by Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon.

Once again, the international setting of the tale Dan Brown has spun offered the filmmakers a chance to surround Hanks with a cast of global actors: the British Felicity Jones as Sienna Brooks; US actor Ben Foster as the the bioengineer Bertrand Zobrist; French actor Omar Sy as Christoph Bouchard; and Indian star Irrfan Khan as Harry Sims.

“One of the thrilling aspects of a Dan Brown story is that the international setting truly offers the opportunity to cast the best person for the role, regardless of their nationality,” says producer Brian Grazer. “It’s important and necessary, because one of the ways Ron is telling the story of Langdon’s global adventure is in surrounding him with a cast that looks and sounds like the entire world.”