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The next big thing in Philippine EDM is set to inject his brand of music to the next biggest music experience in the Middle East “One Music X”

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In a country where songs that echo the tenets of love and pieces that border on feels catch mainstream attention, Moophs breaks into the Philippine music industry with a refreshing fusion of electronic dance music (EDM) and tropical sound.  This November 3, Moophs, the next biggest act in homeland EDM takes his brand of music to the world stage via the newest music fest in the Middle East --- “One Music X”.
The prelude to his foray into the music industry started early for Moophs or Chris Lopez in real life.   “Moophs” was into guitar first before he started exploring the world of EDM.  He studied at the early age of seven at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and clinched a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

English Alternative Band NOTHING BUT THIEVES performs at the Kia Theatre on January 21!

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English band Nothing But Thieves gained the respect from pillars of the modern rock community – among them Muse, who took them out as support band on their 2016 arena tour.
Nothing But Thieves consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Conor Mason, guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, guitarist and keyboardist Dominic Craik, bassist Philip Blake, and drummer James Price. The alternative rock band’s music celebrates eclecticism and songcraft. “We weren't setting out to write something completely different, but I would say we experimented more, tried to push the boundaries, tried to capture something that pushed us outside of our comfort zone,” says guitarist Dom Kraik. “If a song made us feel a bit odd, that's good.” In fact, it’s that spirit that motivates them. “The mantra of the band is to not regurgitate any ideas,” says frontman Conor Mason.

PayMaya gives users a million ways to share the love this Christmas with the Merry Millionaire Promo

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It’s back and it’s bigger. Now on its second year, PayMaya’s much-awaited Merry Millionaire promo is once again giving away a million pesos, tax-free, to one lucky customer. This year’s Merry Millionaire promo also extends the holiday cheer to 45 other winners of P10,000 each in the weekly raffle draw.
Starting October 15, PayMaya users automatically earn raffle entries when they do any of the following: 1) Download the PayMaya app and activate their virtual card; 2) Purchase and activate a PayMaya physical card; 3) Use their PayMaya virtual or physical card for minimum single-receipt purchase of P1,000; 4) Have their PayMaya account upgraded through the Know-Your-Customer (KYC) process; or 5) Pay a utility bill in full through the PayMaya app, minimum receipt of P300.
Entries are cumulative throughout the promo period from October 15 to December 23, 2017.

Viddsee Juree Awards Top Ten Finalists Announced By Viddsee

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Fresh, innovative and inspiring stories have been chosen to vie for top honors at the Viddsee Juree Philippines, a festival of short films that aim to celebrate and support filmmaker communities in Asia. 
The nominated films are by upcoming talents from different schools such as the University of the Philippines, Far Eastern University, Mint, College of St Benilde, Letran, and International Academy of Film and Television. Their works are about families, personal struggles and the realities in rural communities— a young boy’s dream of becoming a mermaid, two brothers dealing with the loss of their parents shot entirely on a drone, a father battling grief and injustice after his son’s death, and more moving stories.

Gloc-9 Marks 20 Years In The Biz With The Realease of “ROTONDA” EP

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Gloc-9 is not one to brag about his work because he believes that it should speak for itself. Yet there is no underestimating his 20 years in the music industry, especially since it is not just about being rapper and performer, but also about being a songwriter.
It also is about having struggled to get to this point where he has nothing to prove, and now realizing that he has in fact put in the work and must only compete with himself. “Kung titingnan ko ‘yung 20 years, parang siguro ang biggest lesson ay ang magpatuloy lang do’n sa gusto mo talagang gawing mga kanta. Kasi siyempre maraming kailangan i-consider minsan, pero kung gano’n kasi, baka hindi ka na makakasulat,” he says.

Vivo influencers part of the MEGA Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018

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Verniece Enciso, a voracious blogger on topics of lifestyle, beauty, travel, and fashion, and part of the Vivo Family circle was Vivo V7+ fashion insider at the recently-concluded MEGA Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018. The MEGA Fashion Week which officially unveiled at a pre-party event last October 23 at the posh Twenty Four Seven Mckinley in the heart of the bustling Bonifacio Global City, is co-sponsored by Vivo, an established smartphone brand popular for its sleek and stylish designs coupled with thumbprint, top-of-the-line features.

Kate Winslet In "THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US" At Ayala Malls Cinemas

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Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba star in the riveting drama, “The Mountain Between Us” as survivors of a plane crash who are stranded in bleak conditions with no help in sight.
Winslet and Elba play strangers thrown together in a remote, mountainous region. Directed by the masterful Oscar nominated director Hany Abu-Assad, this visually breathtaking film is exciting and emotional. Winslet’s Alex, a journalist, and Elba’s Ben, a neurosurgeon, embark on a perilous, transformational journey, despite the odds stacked firmly against them. Braving the elements in freezing temperatures, they have to use all their resources to stay alive.

Ogie Diaz book-signing & free medical Oct. 29 at Kamuning Bakery Cafe

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The public is invited October 29 (Sunday) 4 p.m. onwards at Pandesal Forum of 78-year-old Kamuning Bakery Cafe in Judge Jimenez Street corner K-1st Street, Quezon City for the book-signing plus Question & Answer "Pandesal Forum" by actor, comedian, showbiz journalist and entertainment manager Ogie Diaz.
Ogie is also known as the discoverer of the beautiful actress Liza Soberano, who ABS CBN 2 is preparing to launch as the newest Darna superheroine. His new book "Pak! Humor: Every Gising is a Blessing" is published by ABS CBN Publishing, only P185 pesos each book. Join & invite others. Inquiries, or to reserve for event or party big or small, pls. call Kamuning Bakery Cafe 4126628, 9292216, 4161637 or office hours 4126685, 4151692. Text 24 hours 09188077777.
The public is also invited in the morning of Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for Free medical, dental, optical mission of Pandesal Forum of Kamuning Bakery Cafe.

BREAKING NEWS! Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" Thunders with P38.56-M on Opening Day

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The God of Thunder’s exciting new adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok opened at No.1 yesterday nationwide, capturing the biggest opening day gross for a Marvel Studios title for 2017.
The Chris Hemsworth-led blockbuster posted an otherworldly P38.56-M opening gross (including Tuesday's sneaks) and now ranks fourth in the year's biggest openers (bested only by Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman and Fast & Furious 8).

Elmo Magalona Renews Contract with Universal Records

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Elmo Magalona renews his recording contract with Universal Records executives on October 24, 2017.
Present during the contract signing were Universal Records Operations Manager Peter Chan, General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Elmo Magalona and Elmo’s momager Pia Magalona. 
Elmo signed with Universal Records in 2015 and the partnership has produced the Gold-certified debut self-titled ELMO.
Elmo is currently working on new materials for his upcoming album which will be released very soon. Elmo was last seen on #MMKLiftedByLove episode and will soon be seen in Regal Films’ My Fairytail Love Story with onscreen partner Janella Salvador.

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba Deliver Powerful Performances In Ayala Malls Cinemas' Exclusive “THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US”

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Ayala Malls Cinemas exclusively brings an epic romance amidst a harrowing adventure - “The Mountain Between Us” stars Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs, The Reader) and Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation, Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) as strangers thrown together under the most extreme circumstances imaginable about to reshape the course of their lives.
The story is set dramatically into motion once the pilot of the plane Alex (Winslet) and Ben (Elba) have charted suffers a stroke mid-flight, and the craft crashes—respected actor Beau Bridges appears in a brief but memorable term as the doomed man. When Ben first emerges from the wreckage, he takes in the full isolation and desperation of their predicament. Making matters worse, Alex is severely injured—she’s unconscious for nearly two days. Ben uses his medical training to tend to her wounds, and after she finally wakes, he suggests that they settle in and remain calm, that help surely will arr…

REEL DEAL: Neomanila REVIEW

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One of the feature films of QCinema directed by Mikhail Red, the director of the Filipino Oscar Entry Birdshot, Neomanila sparks interest what does this title mean. For me, I immediately think of a sci-fi story or a possible future timeline. However it proved to mean another thing.

Neomanila is something I was not initially expecting yet this is one of the things that gives mystery to the film. Set in present time, with all the present issues of society, and the reality they represent is very close. EJK, Drugs, Crime, Sex, and Money runs around which many films have used many times, now is interpreted by Mikhail Red now rising an acclaimed director.

There are a a great pool of artists for Neomanila which includes Eula Valdez, Rocky Salumbides, and Timothy Castillo. They play Irma, Raul, and Toto respectively; specifically linked to violence and a murder network which works deep in the shadows. 

Probably the only value you can get from this is the value of family, and the others are hard …

Halloween Screamfest with “Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted”

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Never toy with the unknown because it might just come back to haunt you. This is the lesson from “Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted,” the latest horror movie set to hit Filipino theaters in time for Halloween.
Three fashionista friends who are popular on social media attempt to have some offline fun by trying to contact spirits using the age-old Spirit of the Glass game and this opens up to a series of horrific haunting experiences. 
Bea is a lifestyle editor of a popular magazine, Lisette is an up-and-coming young actress, and Chelsea is a sought-after model. They are the Girls of the Moment, living blissful lives basking in their popularity. One night, together with their love interests, Enzo, Jag, and Andre summon a trio of vengeful spirits with Bea’s Ouija Board, and this triggers a succession of disturbing supernatural events in relation to a crime committed 50 years ago. The spirits haunt the girls and their partners until they are forced to connect with a blind medium named Anit…

REEL DEAL: Mga Gabing Kasing Haba ng Hair Ko REVIEW

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This film with an interestingly catchy title is not just the regular queer themed movie as it has also made it to the Busan International Film Festival this October. Mga Gabing Kasing Haba ng Hair Ko (Those Long Haired Nights) presents 3 stories of transgenders who live and work in the red light district and they each have a story to tell.

As long as their strands, the life of Tuesday (Daclan), Amanda (Falcon), and Barbie (Salumbides) are a mix of fun and tragic consequences. We might be familiar to them as they reveal themselves with the people they work and relate to. Sex and drugs is expected but there is also some scenes that surprise the viewers.

Though I was also expecting the actors playing transgenders to be "lady like" appeal, they did great in portraying their roles despite looking buff. Each has his/her own charm with their first impression, to the way they progress to their own stories. A mix of light and heavy moments makes its a journey to their lives though we w…

Tennis' Greatest Showdown “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” Exclusive At Ayala Malls Cinemas

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Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in the exciting and moving new film “Battle of the Sexes,” which is based on true events and revolves around tennis legend Billie Jean King’s historic 1973 match against Bobby Riggs. Oscar winner Emma Stone stars as King; Oscar nominee Steve Carell plays Riggs, the former champion who claimed that no woman would ever defeat him. The electrifying contest was viewed by millions worldwide.
The film, from directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, is heartfelt and infused with humor, relating the personal journeys of both players. It delivers insights into Billie Jean King’s pioneering achievements as well as her challenges, as she was coming to terms with her sexuality, while preparing for the match.

Watch a New Featurette & Clip from Disney-Pixar's "Coco"

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In just four weeks, Disney-Pixar's Coco will bow in Philippine cinemas on November 22. In time for the opening of this wildly anticipated animated adventure, the studio has released a new featurette and clip to bring it closer to audiences.
In the featurette “Crafting Coco” which may be viewed at http://youtu.be/946WZKoMSlU, Coco directors Adrian Molina and Lee Unkrich introduce Pixar’s quest to explore the language, culture, and history of Mexico, the film's setting.
Meanwhile, Grandma knows best in the “Mariachi Plaza” clip at http://youtu.be/bFqeYK96JXc.

Killer Blockbuster Franchise "Saw" Makes Goriest Comeback in Upcoming "Jigsaw" Movie

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After more than fourteen years and grossing $874 million worldwide, one of the most critically acclaimed horror franchise is back, taking the Jigsaw killer’s signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level in “Jigsaw”
Considered as one of the goriest films in Hollywood horror history, the “Saw” franchise which was launched on the big screen in 2004 has become a timeless cult-classic in people’s Halloween must-watch slasher film list, and now it is back on its’ eight installment, making sure that audiences begin to hide and run for their lives all over again.
The newest instalment’s story takes off 10 years after the death of sociopath killer, John Kramer, who is also known as the “Jigsaw Killer” or simply “Jigsaw”. After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement officers find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun.

Boyzone + Weslife = BOYZLIFE in Manila!

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Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, part of the multi-platinum, record breaking bands, Westlife and Boyzone, have joined forces to create Boyzlife.  
Boyzlife is the thrilling untold story of life in two of the world’s biggest boybands, with the lifelong friends walking the audience through their lives - captivating tales of the highs, the lows and of course weaved in between the stories will be an intimate performance including a selection of their biggest hits that forged their careers! Boyzlife has been selling out all their special intimate performances since their formation in 2016. 
During Brian’s time in Westlife the band secured a record 7 straight Number 1 singles, 12 UK & Ireland Number 1 singles in total, 4 Number 1 Albums, x3 Record of the Year Awards, x2 MTV Europe Music Award, x1 Brit Award and countless others. Sales during this time reached in excess of 30 million. Among Westlife’s chartbusting singles are; “Swear It Again”, “My Love”, “Fool Again”, “Queen of My Heart”, …

The Minority as the New Majority in Cinematografo International Film Festival

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The very first Cinematografo International Film Festival (CIFF), a film exhibition series and networking event designed to elevate and showcase emerging Filipino and Filipino-American talent, films and television content to the world stage, was launched in a by-invitation presser at the AMC Dine-In Kabuki 8 in San Francisco’s Japantown last week. The initial Cinematografo is a project of the leading Filipino media and entertainment company ABS-CBN International. The press conference was attended by representatives from various Bay Area publications, the San Francisco Film Commission, and the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco.
The vision and objective of Cinematografo was presented at the presser. Executive Director for CIFF 2017 John-D Lazatin says that “with all the content that we create, I believe that film is the strongest form. You’ve got narratives, documentaries, and shorts. Film is really a piece of art, and art is basically what we want to showcase.” Lazatin underlined tha…

Pru Life UK named ‘Patron of Literature’ at Nick Joaquin Literary Awards 2017

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Pru Life UK representatives together with ALIW Media Group Chairman D. Edgard A. Cabangon (left most), Philippines Graphic President Benjamin V. Ramos (second from left), and Philippines Graphic Publisher T. Anthony C. Cabangon (rightmost)
British life insurer Pru Life UK, a subsidiary of international finance services group Prudential plc, was conferred the Patron of Literature Award by the Philippines Graphic for being an advocate of Philippine literature through the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards (NJLA). 
Pru Life UK co-presented the NJLA for six consecutive years in line with the Company’s advocacy to promote literacy and education in the country, helping lay strong foundations for Filipinos to realize their full potential.

REEL DEAL: Thor Ragnaork REVIEW

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I was originally not a Thor fan, but this iconic superhero played by Chris Hemsworth eventually became one of my favorite avengers film. This third installment of series starring the god of thunder takes on a different ambiance as it shifted from the gloomy theme of Thor: The Dark World to a hilarious yet pivotal turning point with Thor: Ragnarok.

Just a few months after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which is banks on comedy to capture its audience, it was with this approach that Ragnarok was featured in its trailers. Since they do happen in the vast space, it seems fitting to align themselves towards their theme and would gravitate both of the movies together.

As Ragnarok means the end of the world, a new god is introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and her name is Hela played by Cate Blanchett. As the goddess of death, she is really a foe to be feared who could bring Asgard to ruins. Thor in the meantime find himself in a odd predicament where is made a warrior like gladiator…

"The Star" Soundtrack Album Releases First Track "Life Is Good"

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In anticipation of the worldwide release of Sony Pictures Animation’s animated motion picture The Star, in Philippine cinemas December 6, Epic Records and Sony Pictures Animation will release The Star: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in stores and online October 27.
The soundtrack assembles new music from a bevy of powerhouse superstars befitting of the cast’s blockbuster pedigree. Leading the tracklisting, Mariah Carey performs the film’s theme song “The Star.”

Go CocoNUTS About Flavor With MERCI BUCO

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How sweet is it that aside from the original coco water, you get to choose from two more flavors? Since Filipinos are naturally fond of sweets, Locally, the first quirky Filipino juice line made with indigenous local fruits, launched two more variants of the Locally Merci Buco coco water line: Buco Pandan and Buco Lychee. So you have not one, not two but three Merci Buco variants! Sweet!
Buco Pandan and Buco Lychee are flavors that appeal to the sweet tooth of every Filipino coco lover. And while they are often prepared as desserts, making them into drink flavors is not a bad idea at all!  Imagine having your dessert and drinking it, too! What an amazing coconut concoction! Or shall we say...COCOction?!

Responsible Travel and Surfing highlighted at Reef‘s “Free the Sea Movement 2” in Baler

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Reef, a surf and lifestyle brand known worldwide, continues to promote responsible travel and environmental conservation with a fun-filled weekend in Baler for the Free the Sea Movement 2 last September 29 until October 1 , 2017.
In partnership with WWF Philippines, Free the Sea Movement 2 was set in Baler, Aurora, one of the country’s top hotspots for surfing. The exciting three-day event treated guests to a slew of fun activities that had them experience the waves and beauty of Sabang Beach.

Jollibee is digital engagement leader among QSRs in PH

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The Philippines’ #1 fast-food chain is also #1 in digital engagement. For decades, Jollibee has been capturing the taste buds of Filipinos with its langhap-sarap treats. Lately, the brand has been winning over the hearts of millions online with hit-after-hit digital content.
According to a report by Community Plus, a social listening tool used by various global brands, from January to June 2017, Jollibee outranked all other brands in the quick service restaurant category, particularly in Facebook where it garnered a majority 37% share of engagement, twice greater than its biggest foreign competitor. Social media intelligence tool Thoughtbuzz also reports that Jollibee is the #1 most talked about QSR brand, registering 1.5 million mentions in various digital platforms; almost triple that of its competitors in the same period.

LGBT Film "4 DAYS" Opens October 18 at Ayala Malls Cinemas

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dolf Alix Jr.’s LGBT themed film “4 Days” starring indie actor Mikoy Morales and Sebastian Castro that made its debut at the 2016 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival will now screen at exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Greenbelt 1 and Trinoma starting October 18.
“4 Days” takes on the struggles of a gay relationship in times of confusion, curiosity and whether to stay inside or come out of the closet.  The movie is not the highly typical gay love story where boy meets boy and falls in love, it goes through the downfall of questioning the reality of one man’s own sexuality,  whether or not to choose a woman because of societal culture or to accept the fact that it is okay to love a man even if you’re a man yourself.

Official Name for the Untitled Han Solo Film Revealed

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It’s time to set your hyperspace coordinates.
In a surprise announcement today, director Ron Howard revealed the official name of the untitled Han Solo film – Solo: A Star Wars Story. The announcement came in a post in which the acclaimed filmmaker (with a little help from an anonymous Wookiee) thanked his cast and crew as principal photography wrapped.
Check out his special message at http://youtu.be/a8fGlA39N7o.

"Happy Death Day" Opens at No.1 in the US, Scares Up $26,.5-M

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It's celebration time for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse's Happy Death Day as the new suspense-thriller opened at No.1 in North America this weekend October 6-8, with $26.5 million from 3,149 locations.
(Check out the film's new spots at http://youtu.be/1vlpzmQTihk and http://youtu.be/2MqmAEG2c6Q and watch Happy Death Day in Philippine cinemas October 18.)

Timeless Beauty and Talent Pilita Corales Performs At Solaire!

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Pilita Corrales, Asia’s Queen of Song, icon and legend of the Philippine entertainment industry for the past 6 decades, goes on stage at 8 p.m. on November 17, 2017 at The Theatre at Solaire for “An Evening with Pilita”.  
With Ms Corrales in the one-night-only concert will be the immensely popular AMP Band and the inimitable string section of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra with Mel Villena as musical director. The exceptional combination of musicians will provide the big band sound of the 50s and 60s and a taste of the classics.

The show will profile nuggets of time in Pilita’s life and career.  She will be joined by her daughter Jackie Lou Blanco and son Ramon Christopher Gutierrez, both TV and motion picture personalities in their own right; her granddaughter Janine Gutierrez, and her old friends and colleagues in the industry Nikki Ross and Angie de la Cruz, better known as the Wing Duo.

Engaing True Story Of Firefighters In “ONLY THE BRAVE”

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A chronicle of amazing courage on display is about to be seen in “Only the Brave” from director Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”) starring American Award-winning actor Josh Brolin (“Milk”), Miles Teller (“Fantastic Four”) Jeff Bridges (“Iron Man”) and Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”), based on true events from sixth deadliest forest fire in the united states, the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013.
“Only the Brave” tells the heroic story of the Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters, a unit of local firefighters who are dubbed as the “SEAL team six of firefighters”, through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country they become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the United States.

Abbie Cornish, a Force of Nature in "Geostorm"

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Australian actress Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch, RoboCop) plays secret service agent in a forbidden relationship with a White House staffer (Jim Sturgess) in Warner Bros. Pictures' epic thriller Geostorm (now playing in Philippine cinemas).
In the film, after an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.

College Girl Makes Every Death Count in "Happy Death Day"

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She made waves despite a brief but memorable supporting role opposite Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the Oscar-winning La La Land. Now, star-on-the-rise Jessica Rothe lands the lead role in Universal Pictures' new suspense-thriller Happy Death Day (in Philippine cinemas Oct. 18).

20th Century Fox's THE NEW MUTANTS - First Trailer Reveal

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20th Century Fox finally released the first trailer of “The New Mutants” directed by Josh Boone that will open in Philippine cinemas on April 11, 2018.
The story of the “The New Mutants” revolves around a team of mutant heroes comprised of the first graduates from Charles Xavier’s school.  The exciting new movie stars  Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/ Cannonball, Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot, and Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage.

Adolfo Alix Jr. LGBT Hit Film “4 Days” - Exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas Starting October 18

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Love holds no bounds they say, and for people who are part of the LGBT community, your first love is what sometimes define you and what you want in a partner. When things don’t work out, that love is what teaches you lessons in love and life.
Most of us want a love that lasts, a love that will be nourished and cherished, and is what’s in store in Adolfo Alix Jr’s “4 Days” starring Mikoy Morales and Sebastian Castro.
Set inside the spacious and beautiful grounds of the University of the Philippines Diliman, it tells the story of Mark (Mikoy Morales) who goes about in his first day of college inside UP, where he meets his roommate Derek (Sebastian Castro) and as the two go through four years of college together, with every valentine’s day they try to get through their feelings for each other while staying inside the closet.

Foster The People Coming To Manila This January 2018!

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Concert News: Foster The People is coming to Manila for their Sacred Hearts Club Tour on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the KIA Theater.
Founded in in 2009, Foster the People achieved success with the 2011 release of its debut album Torches, which has sold nearly two million albums and over nine million singles worldwide. Torches features the #1 hit single “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was declared “the year’s anthem” by SPIN, and also spawned the chart topping singles “Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls),” “Houdini,” and “Helena Beat.” Foster the People garnered three Grammy nominations for its monumental debut, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Short Form Music Video for “Houdini.” Supermodel was the second full-length record from Foster the People. Influenced by frontman Mark Foster’s world travels and shifting perspective, the album was recorded in studios around the world and features fan favorites including "Coming of Age&quo…

ABS-CBN TFC and ABS-CBN Regional come full circle as “Kapamilya Fiesta World” marks 10 years in Barcelona

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Ten years after the launch of one of the most much-awaited Filipino gathering in Spain, the 2017 “Kapamilya Fiesta World’ feels like a homecoming as it celebrates a decade of bringing homegrown entertainment, and gathering Filipinos in the spirit of community, to where it all started --- the Barcelona, Spain. 
From the largest multi-media conglomerate in the Philippines comes a celebration fitting of a decade-long service as ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel (TFC) and ABS-CBN Regional bring in the premier network’s top artists led by Bea Alonzo; Gerald Anderson; Enchong Dee; and Piolo Pascual on October 15 at the CCIB AddressCCIB - El Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona Multi-Purpose Hall Area 1Plaça Willy Brandt 11-1408019 in Barcelona.
As early as September, anticipation has been high as patrons of the decade-long “Kapamilya Fiesta World” look forward to another happy reunion with the exciting line up of the Philippines’ biggest stars, one of whom have been part of the very fi…

“Only the Brave” Based on True Story of the Most Courageous Team of Firefighters in US

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Firefighters are one of the bravest people on earth, they go through intensive training and take extreme risks just to save the people in danger around us. But when a wildfire that goes downhill very fast, a team of highly trained firemen gets tested in the fire of their lives.
Starring American Award-winning actor Josh Brolin (“Milk”), Miles Teller (“Fantastic Four”) Jeff Bridges (“Iron Man”) and Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”) comes a film that tells the story of the bravest people from the sixth deadliest fire in American history.

ComCo Southeast Asia marks first year with major industry awards, new business wins and Camp ComCo mentorship program launch

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Fast-rising and award-winning communications agency ComCo Southeast Asia marked its first year with the winning of two Quill Awards of Excellence and major new business wins as well as the launching of an industry-academe linkage and mentorship program designed to discover and develop new trailblazers in the field of communications. 
In its first year, ComCo Southeast Asia already bagged two Quill Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). In photo are the Quill Awards delegates of ComCo Southeast Asia (from left): AC Recio, Brand Communications Associate; Rachel Syfargo, Brand Communications and Operations Director; Harvey Llamosa, Executive Projects Associate; Ferdinand Bondoy, Regional Integration and Executive Director; Christine Li, Internal Affairs Director; and Joan Icotanim, Brand Communications and Administration Director.

Palanca Hall of Fame Writer Rody Vera's New PLay 'Fly Me To The Moon' Now Playing!

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Artist Playground in cooperation with Japan Foundation’s latest production “FLY ME TO THE MOON,” an original play penned by Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Famer RODY VERA has opened on October 13, 2017 at ARTIST PLAYGROUND 112 West Avenue, Quezon City. 
Directed by PAUL JAKE PAULE, “ FLY ME TO THE MOON” is about the story of Melanie who embarks on a journey to Japan to help her family make ends meet. Using her charm, she boards on a ship full of flesh-hungry sea crew, and finds comfort in Jo, a karayuki-san who longs for her one true love Ibrahim. On the ship, the two draw parallels between their lives as they unfold their own stories. Soon, Melanie and Jo part ways to follow their own pavement, but still keep a piece of each other’s heart.

"Pacific Rim: Uprising" Trailer Reveals All-New Adventure

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Universal Pictures has just debuted the first official trailer for its epic action-adventure Pacific Rim: Uprising, the follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's 2013 cinematic epic Pacific Rim.
Check out the trailer below and watch Pacific Rim: Uprising in Philippine cinemas March 2018.
YouTube: https://youtu.be/WWGUcDYSt2A Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/videos/1723042521103474/

"Geostorm" Star Gerard Butler Greets, Invites Pinoy Fans

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Gerard Butler (300, Olympus Has Fallen) took time to greet his Filipino fans in a special clip released by Warner Bros. Pictures, which also serves as his informal invitation for local audiences to go and see his new epic thriller Geostorm.
Check out greeting video below and watch Geostorm in Philippine cinemas Thursday, October 12.

"Daddy's Home 2" Levels Up the Gags in New Trailer

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More shenanigans abound in the new trailer of Paramount Pictures' Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell comedy Daddy’s Home 2 (in Philippine cinemas November 29.)
Watch the trailer at the links below:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/videos/1721075244633535/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/8mkQOfjQffM
The film also stars Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, and Alessandra Ambrosio.
In the sequel to the 2015 global smash Daddy's Home, father and stepfather, Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.
Daddy's Home 2 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Horror Studio Blumhouse Celebrates "Happy Death Day"

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After collaborating on the Paranormal Activity series, director Christopher Landon again teams up with Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions for Universal Pictures' new suspense-thriller Happy Death Day.
(Check out the film's new spot at URL and watch Happy Death Day in Philippine cinemas October 18.)

Ayala Malls Cinemas- Spanish Film Festival at Greenbelt3

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Currently on screen until October 15, PELÍCULA-PELIKULA, the biggest Spanish film festival in Asia, will be featuring the best of contemporary Spanish cinema at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, Makati. Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain-AECID, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Ayala Cinemas, the 16th edition of the Spanish Film Festival will screen more than 20 films.
Since its conception in 2002 by Instituto Cervantes, the Festival has traditionally been graced by the presence of Spanish and Latin American filmmakers. In this edition, film director Salvador Calvo will fly to Manila to open the Festival with his movie 1898, Los últimos de Filipinas. Produced in 2016, the film retells the story of the Baler siege, where in 1898 a group of Spanish soldiers resisted for 337 days without knowing that the war was over. Director Salvador Calvo will have a Q&A with the audience on October 6, at 9:30pm.

It's Last Call Pitches in "Pitch Perfect 3" Trailer Poster

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Universal Pictures has launched the teaser poster for its musical comedy Pitch Perfect 3, (in Philippine cinemas this coming 2018).
Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.
Pitch Perfect 3 stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, John Lithgow, John Michael Higgins, and Elizabeth Banks.
Pitch Perfect 3 is distributed in the Phil…

Kneel for Your Queen: Cate Blanchett is Hela in "Thor: Ragnarok"

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Thor has to deal with perhaps his most powerful enemy yet in Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok, in the form of none other than Hela, the first female villain in a Marvel film.
The pivotal role is played by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett (Cinderella, Blue Jasmine). Thor: Ragnarok opens in Philippine cinemas on October 25.

“SPIRIT OF THE GLASS: THE HAUNTED” In Cinemas Nationwide November 1

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Written by Jose Javier Reyes, “Spirit of the Glass: The Haunted” sees three friends who gained popularity through social media: Bea, Lisette and Chelsea were called the Instaglams since their popularity was rooted on social media. 
Bea is a lifestyle editor of a popular magazine as well as a stylist, Lisette is an up and coming young actress while Chelsea is a popular model for mainstream and viral advertising. The three girls gained that much desired reputation of being the Girls of the Moment, basking on their youth and popularity. Each had their own partners --- Bea with Enzo, an athlete businessman whose best buddy is Jag, another scion of a rich family and Andre, Chelsea’s rich beau.

Jim Sturgess Finds Himself in the Eye of the "Geostorm"

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British actor Jim Sturgess (21, One Day) in Warner Bros. Pictures' epic thriller Geostorm (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, October 12).
In the film, after an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites -- dubbed Dutch Boy -- to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.