Ayala Malls Cinemas' 2nd Wave of Cinema Classics Filipino Classics Filipino Films In Retrospect At Glorietta and Trinoma From March 1-7

After the success of the Cinema Classics at U.P. Town Center early this January, Ayala Malls Cinemas in partnership with ABS-CBN Film Restorations Group bring another round of spectacular movies from the archives that are now masterfully digitalized for better appreciation in the big screen of today. 

“Cinema Classics is bigger now as we hold it simultaneously at Glorietta and TriNoma to serve our north and south moviegoers. We have more choices with really well-loved films that I’m sure the fans would love again to see in the cinemas. We have One More Chance of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo which is celebrating its 10th year this year. We have a Nora Aunor starrer, Tatlong Taon Walang Diyos celebrating its 40th year, with the Superstar’s showbiz anniversary also now at its golden year. And of course, the much-awaited premiere Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit top-billed by the classic Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta loveteam. There are really a lot to look forward to” says Amir V. Precilla, General Manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas. 

New "Ghost in the Shell" Banners Exude Futuristic Vibe

Paramount Pictures has just unveiled two banners for its upcoming action-thriller Ghost in the Shell that sell the futuristic tone of the film, while showcasing Scarlett Johansson's kick-ass physique.

Directed by Rupert Sanders, the film also stars “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbaek, Chin Han and Juliette Binoche.

Check out the posters below and watch Ghost in the Shell in Philippine cinemas starting March 29, 2017.

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.


A dog is indeed man's best friend as they are very loving and loyal creatures who walk with man throughout his life, and at some point in my life I also had a dog.  And even if you did not have a dog or a pet, everyone can still relate to the story of  A Dog's Purpose.

This movie has a new theme of having the point of view of a dog who goes through many phases and people which brings one into a journey of a dog and what his purpose really is.

Even if you have a dog or not, it will touch the heart with the experiences common to many of us, the srtuggles, the despair but also the happiness and celebrations we go into. It teaches life in a dog's perception. With a talented cast, the film was successful bringing the emotions to the viewers. And probably after the movie you might want to hug your pets really tight.

Destined To Be Yours World Premiere This Monday!

The Phenomenal love team AlDub (Alden Richards and Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza) has finally found themselves with their first prime time series on GMA Network. This has been a long overdue show which fans have been asking for the longest time. Well it is due to their hectic schedules with Eat Bulaga and other endorsements that having a regular show would be too much for the couple.

They did gave fans a treat with last year's "Imagine You and Me" movie which was a hit as their headlining film. Last year, a teaser of their show was part of the upcoming shows of GMA which made the AlDubnation excited.

Get Re-aquainted with the Beloved Characters of "Beauty and the Beast"

With barely three weeks before Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast bows on the big screen, the studio has released the official descriptions of the beloved fairy tale's characters.

And when searching for talent to bring the beloved animated characters to life on screen, the filmmakers canvassed the worlds of film, television, music and theatre to find the performers best suited for each role.

Charlie Day Confronts "Fist Fight" of His Life in New Comedy

Charlie Day has gained a loyal following among both critics and fans all over the world for his work in films and on television. Now he stars in New Line Cinema’s comedy Fist Fight, opposite Ice Cube as high school teachers prepared to solve their differences the hard way.

On the last day of the school year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst outrageous senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that are putting his job on the line just as his wife is expecting their second baby.

REEL DEAL: I'm Drunk, I Love You REVIEW

The hugot industry has been the trend with Philippine cinema with all genres of movie finding a way to incorporate the theme in the most unusual stories. But if we go back to the basic hugot story, make it so realistic that it would look like a dramatization of real life experiences of people and then you got this movie. I'm Drunk, I Love You is definitely a realization of how love and alcohol are mixed into the movie.

We have to admit that we love drinking (moderately), and it comes with the emotional baggage of love and life. It revolves around the lives of Carson (Maja), Pio (Paulo), and even the side story of Jason (Dominic). With graduation upon the two, they find themselves on a road trip to La Union for a music and beach festival.

And with Carson's unexpressed love interest towards Pio for seven years, the need to get drunk is the catalyst to get the message across. Along with her gay best friend Jason, the deep "hugot" of her romance towards him is revealed. The interesting thing is how can she say it face to face with Pio.

Dennis Quaid Shares Same Role with Two Actors in "A Dog's Purpose"

For Universal Pictures' new family adventure, A Dog's Purpose, director Lasse Hallström looked to Dennis Quaid who he directed over 20 years ago in Something to Talk About. Known for his portrayals in both comedic and dramatic roles over the years, Quaid was Hallstrom's the ultimate choice for the role of Adult Ethan.

Based on author W. Bruce Cameron’s beloved best-selling novel, A Dog’s Purpose shares the heartwarming and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

"T2 Trainspotting" -- Looking Back at the Landmark Original Film

As Columbia Pictures' T2 Trainspotting makes its way exclusively to Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4 and Trinoma) starting March 1, 2017, it is important to look back at the original 1996 Trainspotting film and how it defined it a generation.

Original director, Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle is reunited with the original cast for T2 Trainspotting – Ewan McGregor as Renton, Ewan Bremner as Spud, Johnny Lee Miller as Sick Boy, and Robert Carlyle as Begbie.

Red Turnip Theater Closes Its Fourth Season With SCi-Fi Thriller ‘THE NETHER’

Fresh off the critical success of their last outing, the family comedy-drama Tribes, Red Turnip Theater is ready to take audiences into a different theater experience with the sci-fi thriller THE NETHER.

Ever since making their debut four years ago, Red Turnip has already made quite the dent in the local theater scene. By sticking to their vision of producing contemporary straight plays, this young company has almost single-handedly paved the way for the straight play to find equal footing in a landscape formerly dominated by the musical. Younger companies have sprouted and followed suit and there are now more text-driven plays getting produced than ever before. Each of the Red Turnip’s eight productions has gone on to top critics’ lists and garner awards and nominations from both the Aliw and Gawad Buhay Awards, making this company the go-to for outstanding plays that both entertain and move.

"THE SHACK" From Inspirational Book To Movie

Based on the phenomenally successful New York Times best-selling novel of the same title by author William P. Young, “The Shack” takes us on a father’s transformative and spiritual journey that will show him the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness.

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer stars with Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell and Tim McGraw in the faith-based book-to-movie adaptation of “The Shack”.  From all appearances, Mackenzie Phillips (Worthington) seems to have a good life; three great kids, a beautiful wife Nan (Mitchell), lovely home — nothing seems amiss.  But, when Mack takes the kids for an overnight camping trip, what starts out as a fun getaway soon turns into a parent’s most horrifying nightmare — his youngest daughter, Missy, is abducted from their campsite and her body is never recovered.  Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. He journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Spencer). Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

Jose Mari L. Yupangco of Yamaha at Asia Leaders Forum Davao

On March 30, 2017 from 10AM to 4PM, another Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate will be launched in Davao this time with the collaboration between Yupangco Electronics Corporation (Distributor of Yamaha Sound and Audio Technology) headed by Jose Mari Laurel Yupangco, the grandson of our former President of the Philippines (Jose P. Laurel) and TAG Media and Public Relations headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas (Entrepreneur, Broadcaster, Writer, Public Speaker). 

Just last month, January 31, 2017 at Misono Japanese Restaurant in Makati, the first of its series for this year under Asia Leaders Forum has been launched with speakers that includes Dr. Elton Tan of E-Hotels, Robert Laurel Yupangco of Zoomanity Group, Engr. Ben Co of BSC Construction, Mario Berta of Flyspaces, Congressman Prospero "Butch" Pichay of Surigao Del Sur, Koo Kwan Kon of Global Morning City Development, Tanya Llana of Victoria Court, LiZan Kuzter of Impact Hub Manila among others. Attended also by representatives from SMDC, ProFriends, DMCI, DibZ and Megaworld. 

"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" Reveals Epic Scope in New Trailer

The full trailer has now arrived for Guy Ritchie’s adrenalin-fueled epic fantasy take on the Arthurian legends with Warner Bros. Pictures' sweeping fantasy action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Check out the new trailer at https://youtu.be/NjwZtSWmGTA and watch King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in Philippine cinemas starting May 17, 2017.

The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Oscar nominee Jude Law, and Eric Bana. Ritchie directs the film from a screenplay by Joby Harold and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, story by Joby Harold.

Mel Gibson Guns for Oscar Best Director Prize with "Hacksaw Ridge"

With films that span from the classic, Oscar Best Picture-winning Braveheart to The Patriot, We Were Soldiers, The Passion of the Christ and his most recently directed film, the Mayan civilization epic Apocalypto, Mel Gibson has become known for meshing big themes with atmospheric style that takes audiences into revealing worlds.

Now, Mel Gibson’s re-creates with a mesmerizing realism the epic combat that saw the true-to-life heroism of Desmond Doss in the World War II action-thriller, Hacksaw Ridge.

Ordinary Teen Rise As Superheroes In “POWER RANGERS” Movie

Meet the latest teen superheroes as they embark in their high-octane journey on screen in the all-new “Power Rangers” movie. 

Saban’s “Power Rangers” follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

Saban’s Power Rangers, re-envisions the Power Rangers as five ordinary high-school teens who discover they have acquired unique super powers and must join forces to save the world.  To play the iconic Power Ranger roles, the filmmakers assembled a diverse ensemble of emerging young stars who share many characteristics with their characters, and their predecessors in the roles, says director Dean Israelite.

Hapee Baby: Mommies’ Trusted Toothgel for the Little Ones

Mommies have the faintest idea about when their little angel’s first tooth will pop out. This Instagram-worthy milestone can happen anytime. Some babies start teething at six months or even earlier, while some have been known to start growing teeth after their first birthday. 

Regardless of when your baby’s first tooth comes out, it is generally advisable that the little one’s mouth be cleaned after every feeding. Wipe gums with a warm washcloth, a dampened piece of cloth, or a finger brush—a thimble-like, soft rubbery device that fits over your index finger—to remove excess food. 

Once his first teeth start coming in, however, they should be taken care of right away. 

Ice Cube, the Teacher-From-Hell in "Fist Fight"

An award winning actor, director, producer and music icon, Ice Cube has established himself as one of entertainment's most accomplished, bankable, relevant and prolific figures, both on and off the screen.

Now, Ice Cube heads the cast of New Line Cinema's outrageous comedy Fist Fight as one of the two teachers about to come to blows.

Cube relates, "When I first got the script for 'Fist Fight,' I was like, 'Yo, this is what you go to the movies for; it's the kind of film that you can just have fun with.' "It's like one of those movies where you have a ticking time bomb, but the time bomb here is my character, Ron Strickland."

Tackling Realities of Peer Pressure In “BEFORE I FALL”

A story of self-discovery for the young ones, especially high school students going through peer pressure and acceptance, “Before I Fall” is a film based on the popular young adult novel of the same title by Lauren Oliver. 

Directed by Russo-Young, “Before I Fall” brings us back to high school, a period we all quickly go through but seems to have lasting impact in our lives.  The film sees a young popular girl, Sam (Zoey Deutch) who needs to relive a day in her high school life seven times before getting it right.

Sam seemed to have everything a teenage girl could want: popularity, a hot boyfriend, cool status, fun friends, loving family and seeming happiness.  But beyond the superficial, Sam’s life wasn’t so charmed. She was one of a clique of high school mean girls who made life hellish for those different from them.  When she’s killed in a car accident, Sam is forced to relive her last day on Earth seven times in order to get things right.  She attempts to make sense of what befell her and gain a better understanding of herself and others. In the process Sam evolves, learns to be a good person and comes to accept her fate. 

A Father's Journey To Forgiveness In “THE SHACK”

Sam Worthington, known for his global hit epic adventure movies such as “Avatar” and “Clash of The Titans” leads the audience in his latest exciting inspirational journey in “The Shack”.  The movie is based on the phenomenally successful novel “The Shack” by author William P. Young and is a profoundly inspirational story about the resiliency of the human spirit amongst unimaginable loss, as a grieving father faces the hardest decision of his life — to forgive the unforgivable.

From all appearances, Mackenzie Phillips (Sam Worthington) seems to have a good life; three great kids, a beautiful wife, lovely home — nothing seems amiss.  But, when Mack takes the kids for an overnight camping trip, what starts out as a fun getaway soon turns into a parent’s most horrifying nightmare — his youngest daughter, Missy, is abducted from their campsite and her body is never recovered.

Sisterhood of Whiz Women Behind Behind NASA Space Launch In “HIDDEN FIGURES”

Prepare for a soaring, inspiring and mentally-challenging ride in the Oscar-nominated movie “Hidden Figures” starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Jim Parsons and Kirsten Dunst.

At last, the story of a visionary trio of women who crossed gender, race and professional lines on their way to pioneering cosmic travel comes to the screen in “Hidden Figures” that uncovers the incredible, untold yet true story of a brilliant group of women who changed the foundations of the country for the better -- by aiming for the stars.  The film recounts the vital history of an elite team of black female mathematicians at NASA who helped win the all-out space race against America’s rivals in the Soviet Union and, at the same time, sent the quest for equal rights and opportunity rocketing forwards.

Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler's New Comedy "The House" Gets First Trailer

New Line Cinema's upcoming comedy The House teams up Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as married couple Scott and Kate Johansen who, after losing their daughter Alex’s college fund, become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.

With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.

Check out the film's newly released first trailer at https://youtu.be/iG3bf6Hoa-8 and watch The House in Philippine cinemas starting August 23, 2017.

The House also stars Nick Kroll (Vacation), Allison Tolman (TV’s Fargo), Michaela Watkins (TV’s Transparent), Ryan Simpkins (Arcadia), Jessie Ennis (TV’s Better Call Saul), Rob Huebel (Horrible Bosses 2), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s Reno 911!) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (Arrival).

Hugh Jackman Shares Screen With Newcomer Dafne Keen In “LOGAN”

Wolverine’s next of kin, Laura aka X-23 is finally revealed in “Logan,” the defining chapter in the cinematic saga of one of the greatest comic book heroes ever created from visionary writer-director James Mangold. Hugh Jackman stars in the title role, alongside Patrick Stewart (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant and newcomer Dafne Keen. The film is produced by blockbuster filmmakers Hutch Parker, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.

MILO Champ Moves: Viral Video Hit Sets Record in Asia-Pacific

The new MILO Champ Moves video has taken the internet by storm since its launch last November, as thousands join actor, singer, and dancer James Reid help #BeatEnergyGap. No less than Google took measure, as the video entered the Top 10 Most Watched Videos in the Asia-Pacific YouTube Ads Leaderboard the same month of release.

According to Google, the YouTube Ads Leaderboard showcases the most creative ads that people watch each month. The ads are analyzed to determine which ones resonated most with audiences and which ones performed best through a combination of popularity and promotion. To date, the new MILO Champ Moves video garnered over 14 million views, including countless of memes and fan videos posted across social media platforms.

Get to Know Alex Role, the Male Lead of New Horror-Thriller "Rings"

British actor Alex Roe has quickly established himself as one of Hollywood’s emerging film stars. Now, he stars in Paramount Pictures’ new horror-thriller Rings, the new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise.

In the film, a young woman (Matilda Lutz) becomes worried about her boyfriend (Roe) when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…

Popular Girl Lives and Dies Seven Times In “BEFORE I FALL”

Zoey Deutsch, who recently played James Franco’s smart girlfriend in “Why Him?” stars anew as in the deeply touching book-to-movie adaptation “Before I Fall”. 

In “Before I Fall,” Deutsch plays Sam, a high school student who has everything a girl could want:  popularity, a hot boyfriend, cool status, fun friends, loving family and seeming happiness.  But beyond the superficial, Sam’s life wasn’t so charmed. She was one of a clique of high school mean girls who made life hellish for those different  from them.  When she’s killed in a car accident, Sam is forced to relive her last day on Earth seven times in order to get things right.  She attempts to make sense of what befell her and gain a better understanding of herself and others. In the process Sam evolves, learns to be a good person and comes to accept her fate. 

Based on the book of the same title by Lauren Oliver, “Before I Fall” is set on Feb. 12, which at the high school Sam attends, is known as Cupid Day. With her looks and popularity, Sam has never given much thought to others, especially those not as blessed with teenage good fortune. But on a fateful day, her last, she begins to figure things out.

Say it with Red Ribbon Valentine Mamon Red Ribbon launches the sweetest treat for Valentine’s Day

"Team Hugot" Red Ribbon Valentines Mamon & ""Team Kilig" Red Ribbon Valentines Mamon

Say it with Red Ribbon Valentine Mamon Red Ribbon launches the sweetest treat for Valentine’s Day Love is one of the hardest emotions to express. That is why, oftentimes, it is hard to either show or say it.

But, what if you can do both ways for your loved ones this Valentines? 

Get that perfect artsy selfie with the Vivo V5 Plus’ bokeh effect

The Vivo V5 Plus from top five premium global brand Vivo
 is equipped with a 20-megapixel dual front camera co-engineered
 with Sony, able to produce the best possible selfies to date. 
In this age of selfies, netizens enthusiastically take self-shots with camera-focused phones and continually seek ways of enhancing these through filters and editing—deemed essential for creating beautiful, share-worthy selfies. 

Now comes Vivo V5 Plus from top five premium global brand1 Vivo. Called the perfect selfie phone, it is equipped with the world’s first dual front camera, which helps you shoot artsy selfies with ease. 

The perfect selfie phone features a primary 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 dual front camera and a secondary camera at 8 megapixels, which collects depth-of-field information. 

Because of its dual front camera, the Vivo V5 Plus is able to create a true “bokeh” effect. Bokeh, favored by photography- and selfie enthusiasts, is the aesthetic quality produced when out-of-focus parts of an image are blurred.

With its dual front camera, the Vivo V5 Plus can
 perfect the bokeh effect, the art of blurring
the background of a photo artistically. 
The term “bokeh” is of Japanese origin, from the word “boke,” which means blur or haze. Creating a “good” bokeh—or a blur that is pleasing to the eye—is tough. In the past, the technique required the use of an advanced digital camera with special lens, according to photography website photographylife.com. 

Smartphone-camera-wielding selfie enthusiasts eventually resorted to editing for adding a beautiful blur effect to photos.

Selfies can now have the aesthetic bokeh effect
of the Vivo V5 Plus, with the details of the selfie sharp
 and clear, and the background blurred beautifully. 
With the Vivo V5 Plus perfect selfie phone now rocking the selfie generation, producing a good bokeh effect in your selfies and other photos is as easy as a single tap on the capture button. 

Vivo V5 Plus’ bokeh effect will soon be a highly covetable feature. At least 200 engineers from Vivo and its partner organizations spent eight months studying the algorithm behind blurring effects to develop a highly accurate algorithm ideal for portrait shots. This defines objects in such a way that the details in focus are artfully separated from the background. 

The Vivo engineers also did research on the blurring effects of 96 types of large aperture SLR camera lenses and simulated each of these lenses in the algorithm of the Vivo V5 Plus dual front cameras. Then special enhancements were added to achieve good results in various lighting situations.

You can now take selfies anywhere with the Vivo V5 Plus’
 bokeh effect, able to blur any background creatively.
With Vivo’s research and development centers, the brand continually studies and improves selfie technology and other smartphone aspects. In fact, in its effort to improve smartphone technologies for its consumers, Vivo has two new research centers in California—one in Silicon Valley and another in San Diego.

Now, with Vivo V5 Plus’ advanced selfie technology, your artsy selfies will look like they were captured by a professional photographer. 

For inquiries about Vivo V5 Plus, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph, or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivophil) accounts. #

*According to International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker (http://www.idc.com/promo/smartphone-market-share/vendor;jsessionid=7595C1498F4F0FBF496CC767E273121B

Karylle Hold Free Post V-Day Show At Technohub

Valentine’s Day may be over, but that’s not stopping Karylle from sharing her gift of song to her many fans.

The Showtime host will have a free show this coming Thursday evening, February 16, at the UP Technohub fountain area.

Performing with her KPH Band, Karylle will reprise her catalog of original compositions from  her album, A Different Playground. She is currently in the midst of her promotional sorties for her latest single, Baliktanaw. 

Karylle happily reports that the Singapore run of her suspense/crime/action series, Private Investigator (P.I.) has just ended. The series started airing last January 9 via Singapore’s Mediacorp Ch. 5.

Mind Boggling Psycho Thriller “A CURE FOR WELLNESS” On February 15

From visionary director, Gore Verbinski, “A Cure for Wellness” is a chilling and mind-bending psychological thriller.  Embarking on the movie, Verbinski wanted to make a thriller with the depth, insight and power of classics in the genre that he admired, such as “The Shining” (Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film), “Don’t Look Now” (Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film) and “Rosemary’s Baby” (Roman Polanski’s 1968 film). The idea of a quick fix cure, together with society’s malaise and the obsession with perfect health were topics that fascinated Verbinski, whose films include the hugely successful “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and the Academy Award® winning animated film, “Rango”.

Every Dog Happens for a Reason in "A Dog's Purpose"

Told from a dog's perspective, Universal Pictures' feel-good movie A Dog's Purpose shares the heartwarming and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Frozen's Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Over the course of five decades, a single voice-that of an indefatigable dog-takes us along a riveting and uplifting path that speaks to the heart of anyone who has ever loved an animal. Although he is reincarnated in the bodies of multiple canines through the years, it is his unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan that carries and inspires one dog throughout his journey to find a true purpose for his boy.

Shi (Yes), Russian students to take Chinese language exam

Foreign languages are taught in Russian high schools and the students take a proficiency exam on a chosen non-Russian language as part of the national exam before they can take up college education. By 2018, the Chinese language test will become part of the Basic State Exam, which is compulsory for all Grade 9 students. Meanwhile, the Unified State Exam (USE), whose passers qualify to enroll in a university course and get a high school diploma, will include a Chinese language exam for Grade 11 students.

New “POWER RANGERS” Movie Opens In March 22 In PH Cinemas

From the team of  filmmakers who introduced cool young adult blockbuster franchises such as “The Twilight Saga,” “The Fault in Our Stars” and “The Maze Runner,”  producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen along with Haim Saban and Brian Casentini bring the latest young adult movie franchise to watch out for – the new “Power Rangers” movie. 

The latest “Power Rangers” movie follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

Pure Enchantment in "Beauty and the Beast" Final Trailer

Disney has released the final trailer of “Beauty and the Beast,” giving fans a longer peek than before to its enchanting story.

Check out the final trailer at http://youtu.be/NIt3nvELueg and watch the film in Philippine cinemas starting March 16, 2017.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.

“Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Pinoy Cooking With Chef Anton Amoncio In “Home Cooked Asia: Philippines”

After winning the Asian Food Channel's Food Hero competition held in Singapore last year, Pinoy Chef Anton Amoncio, now hosts his own cooking show, “Home Cooked Asia: Philippines”. 

The program, one of the newest cooking programs in the Asian Food Channel (AFC), premiered December last year. It airs on Thursdays at 9 o’clock in the morning, with replays on the same day, at 2 and 10 o’clock in the afternoon.

Chef Anton cooks different traditional Filipino recipes, and provides his own techniques. Chef Anton says he wants to teach those who want to know more about Filipino food.

“I hope my bit of Home Cooked creates awareness of what Filipino food is about. I want people outside the Philippines to ask questions about the way we cook and the passion we have for it," he says. “For Filipinos I make sure to make the dishes easy-to-make and accessible so they can try doing it themselves.” 

Discover What Ails You In The R-Rated Horror Thriller “A CURE FOR WELLNESS”

Gore Verbinski, known for helming the global hit remake of “The Ring” is back in the horror genre in “A Cure For Wellness” where he introduces an enticing yet very unsettling spa that promises a cure for what ails man in today’s fast and highly-wired landscape.

Starring Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth and Jason Isaacs, “A Cure For Wellness” drives the audience from a city abuzz with an overly competitive workforce to a remote picturesque location in the Swiss Alps where an exclusive wellness spa gives its clients the ultimate cure for their sickness.  DeHaan stars as Lockhart and journeys from the city to the Swiss Alps to retrieve their company’s CEO who mysteriously abandoned his post to find the ultimate cure in the spa which he believes will finally cure him of his disease.

Vivo V5 Plus expected to dominate selfie-loving PH market

The new Vivo V5 Plus perfect selfie phone
is highly likely to win the hearts of a nation
of selfie enthusiasts. 
Vivo V5 Plus, the flagship model of the top five premium global brand1 Vivo, is expected to dominate the local market for selfie-centric smartphones.

Dubbed as the perfect selfie phone, the Vivo V5 Plus is likely to win the hearts of a nation of selfie-lovers, with the Philippines now known as a certified selfie hot-spot and with Filipinos putting a premium on selfie-friendly camera features when purchasing smartphones.

The Vivo V5 Plus, features the most advanced selfie technology to date, which includes a dual 20-megapizel front camera, a true bokeh effect—the aesthetic blur or out-of-focus impression of a photo—on the spot, without editing; a selfie soft light; and a face beauty mode 6.0.

Globally, Vivo has been known for its competitive premium-range offerings, becoming the top five global smartphone vendor for the third quarter of 2016, a spot it has held for four consecutive quarters now.

Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson Take You Inside "Fifty Shades Darker"

Universal Pictures brings back Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. The hotly anticipated sequel expands upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally.

(Watch the “A Look Inside Fifty Shades Darker” featurette at http://youtu.be/0P5NUXF6LmE.)

Their story continues as a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele back into his life…and she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle them, determined to destroy any hopes for a future together.

Chris Evans' “GIFTED” Trailer

Chris Evans plays another kind of hero in the upcoming deeply touching family drama “Gifted” as a doting uncle to McKenna Grace. 

“Gifted” trails the joyous journey of Frank Adler (Evans) and Mary Adler living peacefully on their own but is interrupted when Frank’s mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), discovers that Mary is a prodigy like her mother.  Fighting against his mother for the custody of Mary, Frank is determined to give the child a normal upbringing as opposed to the plans of Evelyn.

Supported with an impressive cast, “Gifted” also includes Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Critics’ Choice Best Actress (Comedy) Jenny Slate directed by Marc Webb who also helmed blockbuster favorites such as “500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

“Gifted” opens May 3 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.   Trailer link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raYLGfpGxes

Meeting the Masters #BehindTheBrushStrokes of the #ChanLim Family

After experiencing how intricate it is to create Chinese Paintings, we got another chance to talk and experience the art and stories behind the work of the Chan Lim family and their students. Beyond the brushstrokes, there are actually more than a thousand moments and emotions in each of the art made on plates, scrolls and oil paintings.

Meeting he masters which came from the Chan Lim clan shows that talent runs in the family whatever career they would choose. The Chan Lim legacy continues with the third generation growing and shows full support with the family affair which also brings new students to their studio.

One of Year's Best Films, "Arrival" Holds Sneak Previews Feb 6 & 7

Nerdist calls it, “The smartest blockbuster since The Dark Knight,” while NY Magazine describes it as “An eerie, tantalizing, altogether superb puzzler.”
The subject of these praises is Columbia Pictures’ Arrival – the critically acclaimed film that's up for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay.

And now, Philippine audiences can catch it in sneak previews on Monday and Tuesday, February 6 and 7 in selected cinemas everywhere. Tickets will be at regular admission prices. (Check your favorite cinema for details).

Arrival is a provocative science fiction thriller from acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners, upcoming Blade Runner 2049). 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.

Keanu Reeves Reloads Guns And Ammo In “JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2”

Keanu Reeves suits up and reloads as the legendary and untouchable assassin in “John Wick: Chapter 2” following the 2014 hit of the same title.

Guns and ammos are relit in the high-octane action “John Wick: Chapter 2” where John Wick is brought back from retirement the second time.  After unleashing mayhem on the criminals who killed his dog, retired super assassin John Wick retrieves his beloved 1969 Mustang from the Russian mobsters who stole it, only to be pursued in a spectacular high-speed car chase through crowded New York City streets. Returning home, John’s plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio)  shows up on his doorstep with a gold “marker” compelling him to repay past favors. Ordered by Winston (Ian McShane), kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to respect the organization’s ancient code, John reluctantly accepts the assignment to take out Santino’s own sister, Gianna (Claudia Gerini), the ruthless capo atop the Italian Camorra crime syndicate.

Ayala Malls Cinemas' SURESEATS.COM Advances Via Globe Telecom

L-R): Amir Precilla - General Manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas;
 Rowena Tomeldan - Head of Operations and Support Services,
 Ayala Commercial Business Group; Jose Emmanuel Jalandoni
 - Group Head, Commercial Business, Ayala Land Offices,
 Hotels and Resorts, ALI Capital;
Ernest Cu - President & CEO of Globe Telecom;
 Ruby Chiong VP and CFO of Ayala Commercial Business Group and;
 Glenn Estrella - VP of Globe Telecom's Digital Ventures
Ayala Land, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. recently signed a partnership for the development of Ayala Malls Cinemas’ online movie ticketing site, www.sureseats.com.  With this joint endeavor, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ SureSeats will be more up-to-date and user-friendly as moviegoers navigate to book the most anticipated films and choose their preferred seats.  Globe’s technological advancement will help create a wonderful experience as more exciting features will be added soon at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ SureSeats.

Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Sureseats.com was first launched to the public last 2001 and is the pioneer in online ticket reservation and purchase for movie tickets.  Experience watching at its best at Ayala Malls Cinemas.

Fox Philippines Presents Strong Program Lineup With Hit Show Premieres This February

February proves to be an extremely exciting month for FOX Philippines as the channel announces the premiere of several hit US television series. Several FOX shows are returning to the channel in February, including The Walking Dead, Billions, and WWE’s wrestling programs, while new shows Legion and 24: Legacy are set to bring more prestige to an already strong lineup. To promote this huge boost in programming, FOX is teaming up with Philippine escape room game Breakout to host an experience called FOXtreme Breakout, which will bring elements of these shows closer to viewers in a unique escape room challenge that will run from February 9 to 12 at Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City.

Alodia & Ashley Gosiengfiao Take Part in "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"

Popular influencers and cosplaying sisters Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao held a special private screening of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter with their friends recently at the Columbia Pictures Preview Room to celebrate their participation in the film's production.

The sisters were among loyal Resident Evil fans from various countries of the world who were invited by the filmmakers to play ass-kicking zombies out to infect Milla Jovovich's Alice and her team, the only remaining survivors of the undead apocalypse.