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New Actor Experiences a "Rough Night" Playing Dead Stripper

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Australian model-turned-actor Ryan Cooper stars as a male stripper who's accidental death leads to unforgettable bachelortte weekend in Columbia Pictures' new adult comedy Rough Night (in Philippine cinemas August 9, 2017).
Starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz, Rough Night is about five friends from college who reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Just when all hope is lost, they realize there’s more to the story than they could’ve ever imagined.

Long Live the King in New "Black Panther" Poster

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Marvel Studios has just revealed a new poster for Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” during the San Diego San Comic-Con.
Check out the poster below and watch Black Panther in Philippine cinemas in February 16, 2018.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as execu…

Philippine box office royalties John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo reunite in “Finally Found Someone”

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The long wait is finally over for movie aficionados as ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. (Star Cinema) opens the 3rd quarter of 2017 with “Finally Found Someone” – the biggest and most highly anticipated Filipino romantic-comedy (rom com) of the season starring two of the Philippines’ box office superstars, John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo and screening worldwide starting on July 30 via TFC@theMovies.
Directed by one of the Philippine film industry’s fast-rising directors Theodore Boborol and with a story written and developed by Carmi Raymundo and Gilliann Ebreo, “Finally Found Someone” marks the much-awaited silver screen reunion of the mega blockbuster tandem of Cruz and Geronimo.  The power tandem’s last team-up was the smash hit “It Takes A Man And A Woman” way back in 2013, part of the trilogy that started it all --- “A Very Special Love” and which was followed by “You Changed My Life”, both also written by Raymundo.

"Proud Mary" Keeps on Burning with First Trailer

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The first trailer has arrived for Columbia Pictures’ new action thriller Proud Mary starring Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hidden Figures).
Check out the trailer at https://youtu.be/S1jVIRcIvhk  and watch Proud Mary in Philippine cinemas in January 2018.
Killing for the man, every night and day, Mary (Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Kwentong Jollibee “Kahera” named adobo magazine’s 2016 Ad of the Year

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Kwentong Jollibee’s “Kahera,” the Grandparents’ Day campaign of the country’s number one fastfood chain, was recently adjudged the 2016 Ad of the Year (AOY) by adobo magazine. The Ad of the Year awards showcases the most celebrated advertising work created in the past year, with the top three winners chosen from among adobo magazine’s top monthly picks via poll.
Kahera, directed by Ianco dela Cruz, is part of the successful #KwentongJollibee series co-created with McCann World Group Philippines. It features the story of a Jollibee cashier who gets her daily dose of constructive and stern criticism from one of the store’s regulars, who turns out to be her very supportive grandmother.

Young aspirants Mica, Jona, Isabela, and Jeremy battle it out to become the first-ever “The Voice Teens” grand champion

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After standing out from thousands of aspirants, and proving themselves to the coaches and viewers, the four grand finalists of “The Voice Teens” are gearing up for the vocal battle of a lifetime, for a chance to be named the show’s first-ever grand champion in the country and in Asia as will be found out at the two-day grand finals happening on July 29 and 30 and which will be streamed simulcast its Philippine airing on ABS-CBN via TFC online (TFC.tv) in key countries worldwide.

The Global Filipino To Air On GMA 7 This July 30.

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Filipinos are becoming international influencers and have become globally competitive and relevant through the years.  From different industries such as tech, fashion, automotive, and cinema, Filipinos are making rounds in the international scene.
A brand-new show, produced by Team MMPI to air on GMA entitled The Global Filipino, is about to hit your screens on July 30 at 12:01 midnight.  
This show is all about inspiring Filipino viewers by telling the life stories of world-class Filipinos.
Spearheading the show is lifestyle connoisseur, host and businessman Stefano de Medici who travelled to the US, Europe and the Middle East to meet and talk with Filipino geniuses all over the world.
“It is truly awe-inspiring how these Filipinos have made it so big in the international scene”, shares Stefano, who now juggles hosting stints for three other travel and lifestyle shows championing Filipino ingenuity and tourism. “I learned so much from these Filipinos who went through hell and high water …

BPI-Philam helps Filipinos prepare this Disaster Awareness Month

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The Philippines isn't new to natural disasters or calamities.
Compared to its other Southeast Asian neighbors, our country experiences a wider range of disasters. From floods to landslides, and typhoons to earthquakes – the most recent of which just happened in Leyte with a magnitude of 6.5 – the Philippines continues to endure and survive. Though the government does its best in preparing for and anticipating these times of emergency through awareness efforts and disaster response drills, self-mitigation is still an area that we can further improve on.

Life-Sized Lightning McQueen Model Now on Display at SM North EDSA

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Former professional car racing champion and popular actor Matteo Guidicelli led the highly anticipated unveiling of the life-sized Lightning McQueen model during the Disney-Pixar's “Cars 3” Mall Event launch at SM North EDSA The Block yesterday.
Fans and families came in droves to witness the big-reveal of everyone’s favorite Piston Cup champ that is now on full display at The Block Atrium.
“The `Cars' film series of Disney and Pixar is close to my heart, and Lightning McQueen is definitely one of my most favorite characters that I can relate to due to our similar experiece as a racer,” Guidicelli said prior to the unveiling. “And I'm excited for everyone to see `Cars 3!' It's very entertaining, with lots of lessons to take home.”

Elusive Serial Killer Strikes Again in "The Snowman" Official Trailer

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Universal Pictures has just released the first trailer for its upcoming suspense thriller The Snowman, opening in Philippine cinemas on October 18, 2017. Watch the trailer in the links below.
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Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.

MMA Drama KINGDOM Grapples With Pain And Acceptance As Season 3 Comes To A Close

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About a year has passed since the heart-wrenching Season 2 finale of American mixed martial arts drama Kingdom, but while the motley crew of Navy St. Gym seems to have undergone plenty of change, Season 3 makes it clear that some things remain the same.
Kingdom comes back with Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo) deciding to get off his antidepressants and learning to come to terms with his identity as a fighter, a father, and a son.
Jay Kulina (Jonathan Tucker)—now a family man—tries his hand on real estate, but inevitably returns to his old dysfunctional self after being fired for getting caught fighting with Ryan Wheeler (Matt Lauria). Ryan, on the other hand, suddenly has to cope with his roommate’s murky past, as well as his own penchant for violence.

REEL DEAL: King Arthur Legend of the Sword REVIEW

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The Story of King Arthur has been loved and immortalized in many films and stories. Now in this decade, the way to introduce the legend would take an interesting approach  with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law.

A medieval yet alternative approach to the classic story, they made a bold statement for the film. Though I am familiar with the story of the knights of the round table, they made bold moves in terms of the plot and how the "texture" of the movie is like. 

You will feel that modern elements are incorporated with the styles such as costumes and dialogues. It felt kinda weird but given you have a story that has been portrayed with thousands of versions, this room for innovation is welcome, yet there are still things they can improve on. This is probably the first time Charlie Hunnam is in a lead role, which he looks well prepared to take the role. I hope this can be a ticket to more possible roles in the future…

Halle Berry Chases Down Her Son’s Abductor in ‘KIDNAP’

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Halle Berry was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood during the 2000s and has been involved in the production of several of the films in which she performed. Her breakthrough film role was in the romantic comedy Boomerang, alongside Eddie Murphy, which led to roles in films such as the comedy The Flintstones, the political comedy-drama Bulworth and the television film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), for which she won the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, among many other awards.

Get Ready for the First Trailer of Spielberg's "Ready Player One"

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Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Ready Player One, the already much-anticipated sci-fi action adventure, directed by Steven Spielberg. 
The film is based on the Ernest Cline novel of the same name and takes place in the year 2045, where the world is on the brink of chaos and collapse.
Check out the trailer below and watch Ready Player One in Philippine cinemas in March 31, 2018.
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The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hu…

Christian Bautista To Release Second Single “Huling Harana” This July 28

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Having a multitude of accolades under his belt doesn’t stop Christian Bautista from pursuing new ventures. Last June, the City of Manila and Mayor Joseph Estrada presented Asia’s Romantic Balladeer with the “Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan” award for his contribution in the local and international music scene. Christian said in an interview that receiving the award felt “close to home” because the awardees were carefully chosen by “those within the [Manila]
community” themselves. Aside from being a critically acclaimed icon in the music industry, the singer is also known for his character, Winston, in GMA-7’s hit television show “My Love From The Star” which airs from Monday to Friday and also stars Jennelyn Mercado and Gil Cuerva.
The renowned hit-maker recently launched his latest single, Kapit, under Universal Records. The track, which Christian describes as one that speaks of “holding on” in the face of a relationship’s trials, is the theme song of GMA-7’s primetime Koreanovela, “I…

Sustainability programs of Coca-Cola honored at 15th Philippine Quill Awards!

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Coca-Cola Philippines wins three Quill Awards for their sustainability programs – two merit awards in the communication management category for its 5by20 STAR Program, and one merit award in the communication skills category for its “Replenishing Communities, Replenishing Lives: The Coca-Cola Water Report” publication.
Coca-Cola Philippines took home three trophies for their sustainability programs during the 15th Philippine Quill Awards held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Newport City.

Epic Father & Son War in :"The LEGO NINJAGO Movie" Trailer 2

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Watch the newly released “LEGO NINJAGO Movie” Trailer 2 to see the epic tale of good…and dad.  Catch the trailer at the links below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas starting September 27, 2017.
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Hardwell & Zedd To Headline Road to ULTRA Philippines Will Return to the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

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The world's most international festival brand, ULTRA Worldwide, returns to Manila for the third annual edition of Road to ULTRA Philippines on September 15, as it reveals the all-star lineup for its 2017 edition.
Having last performed in the Philippines in 2014, Hardwell has been confirmed to headline the event, joined by German hitmaker, Zedd, who on his last visit to the capital city performed to an astonishing 12,000 people.
Getter, REZZ and Sam Feldt will support the two headliners, with both Getter and REZZ, two of the fastest-rising stars in dance music, making their debuts in the Philippines. Local support for the event will be announced in the coming months.
Road to ULTRA Philippines will also be moving back outside to the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on September 15, having moved indoors last year for one year. Previous iterations of Road to ULTRA Philippines have hosted some of the biggest electronic talents on earth including Alesso, A-Trak, Skrillex and Tiësto.

Print all In new window Owen Wilson Speaks for Lightning McQueen in "Cars 3"

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Owen Wilson provides the voice once again for the beloved character Lightning McQueen in Disney-Pixar's Cars 3, due in Philippine cinemas July 26.
McQueen is a world champion racer who’s riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood. Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport—but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life.

Tom Hardy Displays True Grit as Heroic Pilot in "Dunkirk"

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Nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the epic frontier drama The Revenant, Tom Hardy re-teams with frequent collaborator Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) in the action thriller Dunkirk (now showing in Philippine cinemas).
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.

Cebu Pacific to provide airlift support to wounded soldiers, cops in Marawi

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CEB to provide free cargo for relief goods for Marawi
Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB) will be providing airlift support to military and police personnel wounded in action (WIA) in Marawi City. On top of the free airlift on Cebu Pacific flights, the WIA government troops will also get baggage allowance of up to 40 kilograms.
In cooperation with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), this initiative aims to augment air support by the Philippine Air Force by helping move wounded government troops from field hospitals in the area to larger medical facilities of the AFP and PNP. Through this, field medical stations can be declogged, giving way for wounded soldiers and police personnel who need immediate medical attention.

Epic Story of Survival Teased in First "Alpha" Trailer

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Leaders are born from survival. Watch the new epic trailer for Columbia Pictures' Alpha now at http://youtu.be/1LK_ImZ568o.
An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone -- he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.
Alpha is directed by Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli).
Opening soon across the Philippines, Alpha is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Go Behind the Scenes of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

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Disney and Lucasfilm have released a behind-the-scenes video and six teaser character posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi for writer/director Rian Johnson‘s follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
View the featurette at http://youtu.be/ye6GCY_vqYk, check out the one-sheets below and watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Philippine cinemas starting Dec.15, 2017.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

Hope and Heroes- Cobra Energy Drink donates P2 Million to HERO Foundation in support of educational programs

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Hope and Heroes. The heroism of our soldiers continues to be highlighted especially with the ongoing battle against terrorists in Marawi. While the troops are putting their lives on the line to serve and protect the nation, their families, particularly their children, must also be taken care of during difficult times. HERO (Help, Educate and Rear Orphans) Foundation, an organization that provides support and educational stipends to military orphans, received a P2 million donation from the Lucio Tan-owned Asia Brewery Inc.’s (ABI) Cobra Energy Drink, with Dr. Lucio Tan himself (3rd from left) turning over the check donation to HERO Foundation.

Production Underway For Tim Burton's "DUMBO"

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Production is underway for the live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.” Directed by visionary filmmaker Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”), the film stars Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “The Lobster”), Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton (“Birdman,” “Beetlejuice”), Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito (“Batman Returns,” “Big Fish”), BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Eva Green (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”), and introduces Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in their first film roles. The cast also includes Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith. Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”), Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”), Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”) and Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”) are producing from a screenplay by Kruger. Nigel Gostelow (“Miss …

ABS-CBN Gives Back Fans, Viewers and Followers With "Kapamilya, Thank You"

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If you have been a loyal Kapamilya, a die-hard fan of loveteams and TV series, or a viewer who loves ABS-CBN because they have the shows you like, then you are indeed in a lucky time as the network launches their rewards program called “Kapamilya, Thank You.”
Those who sign up for a “Kapamilya, Thank You” membership may earn points and get rewards such as a meet and greet with a Kapamilya star, tickets to ABS-CBN Studio Tours and shows like “ASAP” and “It’s Showtime,” freebies from ABS-CBN Store, free access to ABS-CBN TVplus’ KBO and SKY Pay-Per-View, and free SMS, data, or calls via ABS-CBNmobile.

SM City Chengdu bags CCFA Golden Lily Award in China

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SM Supermalls China scored a win at the 2017 China Chain Store and Franchise Association (CCFA) Golden Lily Awards for SM City Chengdu’s steadfast efforts to improve the consumer environment and for the mall’s over a decade of service to the community. The SM China mall was hailed ‘Best Community Shopping Center’ at the awards ceremonies last July 5, held in Nanjing, China.
Previous winners in the CCFA Golden Lily Awards included notable shopping centers, such as China’s Tianjin Joy City, Taiyuan Wanda Plaza, Shenzhen KK Mall, and Japanese brand Wuhan AEON Mall.

Blah Blah Blogs: The Story Of Lola Pera

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July is an unhealthy month for my family, my father FPJ Sr., died of a heart failure due to his complications on the day the Oakwood Mutiny started. We did not know about the events as we were morning for the loss of our Papa. Recently it also claimed the life of my maternal grandmother Felisa, who was born in 1931, in our province at La Union.
Deaths were also frequent this year with relatives like our Uncle Terry  who also died a few months ago. But for Lola's condition it came gradually and lasted months. We were hoping that she would reach her 100th birthday and claim the Centenarian prize of P100,000 because she was strong yet stubborn.

Kerry Washington is Know-It-All, Nerdy Analyst in "Cars 3"

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Multi-awarded African-American actress Kerry Washington (Django Unchained, TV's Scandal), lends her voice to Natalie Certain, a highly respected statistical analyst who knows her numbers, in Disney-Pixar's No.1 US box-office hit Cars 3 (in Philippine cinemas July 26, 2017).
Book-smart and mathematically gifted, Certain is a fresh voice in the racing world. But while she may earn top marks in her ability to evaluate a racer’s stats, she could be underestimating the importance of determination.

RCBC reveals “We believe in you” philosophy

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Rizal Commercial Bank Corporation (RCBC), one of the leading universal banks in the Philippines, today unveils its new corporate logo and tagline “We believe in you,” which signals the start of a new era of providing excellent and trusted banking services for Filipinos.
“This milestone signals the arrival of a more committed, refreshed and re-energized RCBC, that is ready to meet the demands of the ever-changing Philippine banking industry,” said RCBC President and CEO Gil A. Buenaventura.
“We believe in you” is not just a tagline for RCBC, but a battle cry to show our unwavering support and trust to the indomitable Filipino spirit. At the same time, this new corporate thrust is meant to encourage Filipinos not only to dream, but to pursue their passions and dreams, and turn them into reality – whether it’s traveling to your dream destination, venturing into a new business, or purchasing a new home or car,” Buenaventura stressed.

Actor Ian Veneracion finds a new love . . . in Ascof Lagundi

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At age 42, gentleman actor and reluctant heartthrob Ian Veneracion appears to be a star whose time has come. Although he started acting at the age of 5, Veneracion’s career took a long, circuitous route to leading man status, something he finally achieved when he was cast as a swoon-worthy hero in hit TV soaps. 
Today he seems unstoppable, his career trajectory leading him to a place that much younger and more aggressive actors have yet to reach. 
Ironically, it is from this enviable place that Veneracion now seeks balance even as he appreciates the perks of stardom. He has kept the debonair good looks that make fans—age 18 to 80—swoon, yes, but the Gen X actor now finds fulfillment in matters that are more constant and stable, and less transitory. 
This probably has much to do with being married to a loving wife and having three wonderful children. Veneracion readily affirms that there is always more to life than the glitz of show business.

Kenneth Branagh Must Evacuate Soldiers Trapped in "Dunkirk"

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Oscar-nominee Kenneth Branagh (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) plays Bolton, the naval commander in charge of The Mole, a perilous eight-foot-wide pier that becomes the British soldiers' narrow gateway to freedom, in Christopher Nolan's new epic action thriller Dunkirk (in Philippine cinemas July 20).

Harry Styles Marks Acting Debut in Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk"

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As one of the members of the global phenomenon One Direction, Harry Styles became one of the best-known musicians in the world. Now, he makes his feature film acting debut in Christopher Nolan's new epic action thriller Dunkirk (in Philippine cinemas July 20).
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

Fantasy Adventure "A Wrinkle in Time" Debuts Teaser Trailer

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Watch the teaser trailer for Walt Disney Pictures' new fantasy adventure A Wrinkle In Time which has just been released by the studio.
View the trailer at https://youtu.be/E4U3TeY2wtM and watch A Wrinkle in Time in Philippine cinemas in March 2018.
The film is an epic adventure that takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and ultimately, the triumph of love.
Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer.
The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, André Holland, Rowan Blanchard with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine and introduces Storm Reid.
A Wrinkle in Time is distributed in the Philippines by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

REEL DEAL: Dunkirk REVIEW

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War films are probably one of the most difficult to produce as they are heavily laden with action, explosions, and critical historical facts. Many would use them as propaganda against enemies. Dunkirk stands out among this genre as it was given focus on the individual faces of war. 

The film will actually inflict a small trauma to us to let us experience what is like to be in the forefront, and it was really scary. Death and survival are the only options. Nolan proved that he can make a impressionistic film about armed conflicts.

Though we have seen many war movies, the journey of the characters here paints real situations,no fancy lines, just expressions of horror, grief, thrill, etc. Though the story of war is similar to what our grandparents had experienced, the human connection is what brings the viewers and the characters in one boat.

Veterans ruled the pilot race of the 41st National MILO Marathon

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First race of the season gathers around 12,000 pacesetters
In true festive fashion, the city of Urdaneta showed its overwhelming enthusiasm in the first race of the 41st National MILO Marathon. Around 12,000 runners hit the streets to race the finish line. Running veterans Julius Sermona and Christabel Martes took the spotlight and placed first in the 21K male and female categories, respectively. They each took home the top purse of P10,000 in cash and a trophy, and booked their slots to the National Finals in Cebu on December 3 to try and claim the MILO Marathon King and Queen titles.

Official Trailer of "Darkest Hour" Revea;s Gary Oldman as Churchill

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Focus Features has released the first trailer for director Joe Wright’s historical drama Darkest Hour, opening in Philippine cinemas on January 2018.
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Written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), the film stars Oscar-nominee Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill and begins on the eve of World War II, chronicling Churchill’s difficult push to get England to stand up to Nazi Germany and enter the war rather than negotiate a treaty.

Watch the Spectacular First 6 Minutes of "Baby Driver"

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Columbia Pictures has just released the six-minute Baby Driver opening scene online which encapsulates the acclaimed film's energetic spirit and cool vibe.
Check out the scene at https://youtu.be/6XMuUVw7TOM and watch Baby Driver in Philippine cinemas on August 02, 2017.
“The movie is structured so it opens with the dream of being a getaway driver, and very quickly turns into the nightmare of being a criminal,” says director and screenwriter Edgar Wright. “The opening chase is sort of positioned as a clockwork act of precision. Everything goes right. Then very quickly, with subsequent situations, things start to go wrong, and very visceral consequences start to bear down. The storm clouds have been gathering during the movie. At some point, Baby’s luck is gonna run out.”

Hey hey, it's 7-Eleven Day! Concerts And Promos Launched For All!

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7-eleven has been there for many years and has also provided unforgettable events and promos, and very year they declared July 11 as 7-11 day, just like the numbers indicate. With this celebration, they come up with a ton of promotions to treat loyal customers like me.

 7-eleven first had a concert held at the Eton Centris Walk. The concert was played by the best bands in the country, namely Gracenote, Moonstar88, and 6cyclemind. The concert also marks the many of 7-eleven's treat for all this year.

A New Chapter For Miss World Philippines Starts This 2017!

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Miss World Philippines has indeed became more exciting as it presented itself as a independent beauty pageant, now it goes into a new chapter with the new Miss World Philippines National Director Arnold Vegafria. He wanted this year's pageant more epic and trendsetting, fusing the best elements from Filipino culture with a dash of showbiz pizzazz—the better to promote local tourism and generate goodwill among all contestants.

He says, “I am deeply honored and privileged to have been given this challenge. I am looking forward to continuing our mission of uplifting the image of the Filipina in the global pageant circuit, but even more importantly, it has always been our priority to perpetuate the Miss World Organization’s noble advocacy of Beauty With A Purpose.”

MILO launches 41st season of the National MILO Marathon

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The National MILO Marathon, the country’s most accessible national race, today announced the official opening of its 41st season. The first of the 16 races is set to kick-off in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan on July 16. With new features and race locations added for the fresh cycle ahead, MILO expects to see around 200,000 participants from across the country compete in 3km, 5km, 10km, 21km, and 42km distance categories.
The National MILO Marathon has long been energizing and inspiring champions for over 40 years and, as such, has been attracting runners of all kinds, from children, rookies, veterans, friends, and families from all over the country and the world. Centered on the theme “Magsama-sama, Tumakbo, Matuto”, this season is driven by values such as discipline, resilience, and determination, which runners can take with them in their journey in life.

Production Begins on Clint Eastwood's "The 15:17 to Paris"

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Production is underway this week on Clint Eastwood’s “The 15:17 to Paris.” The film tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride.
In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. “The 15:17 to Paris” follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.

SM, Disney to Launch "Cars 3" Mall Event at SM North EDSA July 19

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Racers, start your engines and rev up for a rare treat as The Walt Disney Company (Philippines) and SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. (SM-LEI) launch the “Cars 3” Mall Event at The Block Atrium on Wednesday, July 19.
In celebration of the theatrical release of “Cars 3” on July 26, Disney and SM will provide mall-goers a taste of life in the fast lane, as they unveil a life-sized Lightning McQueen model, to be the centerpiece of the mall event.
Former professional car racing champion and now popular actor Matteo Guidicelli will lead the ceremonial unveiling of everyone’s favorite Piston Cup champ on July 19 at 4PM at The Block Atrium.

Satisfy your cravings at the comfort of your home this rainy season

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Umbrellas, wet shoes, and traffic; the rainy season has officially arrived. Given this scenario, normal activities such as eating out, watching movies, or hanging out with friends become more difficult and staying in gets even more tempting. Fortunately,we can now do almost everything online, from movie streaming, shopping, and even ordering food! This is made possible by the increasing number of mobile apps today offering digital services like foodpanda. foodpanda is an online food delivery platform that enables users to access a variety of restaurants from their mobile phones or desktop computer. With this app, people don’t need to wait in traffic or restaurant queues anymore, their food cravings are always just a few clicks away.

POPSTERS Rejoice! Queen Sarah Geronimo Has Her Own Limited Edition OPPO F3!

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Many of you might be big fans of Sarah Geronimo and showed love and support when she was revealed as one of the main endorsers of the smartphone brand OPPO. Sarah might also be considered a lucky charm to the phone company as sales went up dramatically and landed OPPO as the Top 2 smartphone in the country.
OPPO recently revealed the Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition F3 smartphone composed of a special packaging box and Sarah’s signature at the back of the phone.
Sarah Geronimo is also busy with promoting her new film with John Lloyd, "Finally Found Someone" which brings back their adorable loveteam which made its mark in Philippine Cinema. The Limited Edition OPPO F3 is just in time for the movie and definitely will excite the POPSTERS.

Leading leather brand McJim shoots new ad campaign in Montreal, Canada

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Leading leather brand McJim Classic Leather took its international campaign to the next level with a memorable photo shoot last May 6 in the historic and cultural city of Montreal in Canada, brandishing its world-class products against a spectacular metropolitan backdrop and further solidifying its status as a global brand.
A team from Modeles LCP, a boutique modeling agency that exclusively represents male models in North America, brought its expertise and creativity to the cobblestone streets of Vieux-Montréal (Old Montreal), reintroducing McJim to the world as a brand that is at par with its international peers.