"The Nun" is a Holy Terror at the Box-Office, Crossing $300-M Worldwide

New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “The Nun” crossed another milestone, surpassing $300 million at the global box office, it was announced today by Ron Sanders, Warner Bros.’ President of Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment.

Through Tuesday, the film has taken in an estimated $102.4 million domestically.  It has also been #1 at the international box office for three consecutive weekends, taking in an estimated $199.7 million, for a worldwide total of $302.1 million and counting.   

Travelers explore the mystical Cordilleras of the Philippines in Discovering Routes’ new digital exclusive series

This month, Discovering Routes travels with Diskubre on another epic journey.

The series trailer for Discovering Routes travels with Diskubre opens with a mesmerizing incantation, a traditional prayer of an Ifugao shaman of indigenous people who live in the mountains of the Cordilleras, north of the Philippines. Right away, you’re transported to a different place of magical energy, ancient architectural wonders, and a utopic reality. The show’s new digital exclusive series features four young travelers who embark on some big adventures for a journey of self-discovery. New episodes are scheduled to be released on Thursdays at 5:00 P.M. pacific on DiscoveringRoutes.com beginning September 27, 2018.

Mr. Pure Energy Gives Back

With a renewed zest for life and music, Gary Valenciano gears up for ‘Gary V, Mr. Pure Energy on XS,’ a fund-raising concert for the benefit of Xavier School charities.

Just three months after his double health scare, Gary Valenciano is back to doing what he loves best: performing for the people.

It’s his way of giving thanks for receiving a second lease on life, so to speak. Mr. Pure Energy, despite of all that he has gone through the past several years, has so much to thank for.

One, Gary V survived an emergency heart bypass surgery due to blockage of his left anterior descending artery caused by his type 1 diabetes, which he has been battling for almost 40 years.

What Makes Vivo V11 “Halo” FullView™ Display A Game Changer?

Mobile phone screen size matters more than we usually acknowledge. As time goes by, international smartphone producers have kept up and have developed advancements to make smartphones more cost-effective, yet functional at the same time.

The fad nowadays is constantly adapting to the users’ needs as easy access to everything through their portable smartphone, a useful version of their personal computer, is now a part of daily life. A mobile phone is no longer considered as just a mobile phone as we’re now quickly moving to the age of “AI Technology”, where everything is just a click away. With the V11, Vivo’s latest revolutionary breakthrough, smoother and more effortless access to emails, mobile banking, and bill payments can be easily accomplished anywhere at any time. The V11’s Halo FullView™ Display, its key design feature, al lows a continuous immersive experience for the user to keep up with modern times.

Action-Thriller "Venom" Turns Superhero Movies Inside Out

All of us have something inside of us that just boils with rage. Someone (or something) gets triggered, and wouldn’t it feel great to set that free?  How satisfying would it be to chomp some idiot’s head clean off?  How fun to show the world what’s lurking inside of you?

For Eddie Brock, that monster – Venom – is about to be unleashed – and the dark side of his personality will literally come out, in Columbia Pictures’ new action-thriller Venom.

(Check out  the new Venom spots below  https://youtu.be/ct5RUtDyiyc and https://youtu.be/mHC5jUWEXBc.)

What Doctors Do According to The Good Doctor and The Resident

Medical dramas are a dime a dozen on American television and networks will keep on making them until the end of time. Why? Because medical dramas are compelling! Hospitals are bubbling cauldrons of love, tragedy, triumphs, and catastrophe. And who wouldn’t want to watch good looking doctors in action, fighting passionately to save a patient’s life?

You can stream the new season of two hit medical dramas on FOX+: The Good Doctor — whose debut season was the most-watched show on TV in the U.S.— and The Resident, a gritty look at the underbelly of hospital bureaucracy with probably the hottest doctor on TV right now. Then there’s New Amsterdam, an exciting addition to the FOX+ medical drama roster which just premiered. 

Action-Comedy "Johnny English Strikes Again" Unleashes New Trailer

He’s back doing what he does best.  Universal Pictures has released the brand new trailer for the spy comedy Johnny English Strikes Again starring Rowan Atkinson (the Johnny English films), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Emma Thompson (Beauty and the Beast).  

Check out the trailer below and watch Johnny English Strikes Again in Philippine cinemas October 10.

The Moffats Will Return To Manila For Their Reunion Tour

Midas Promotions is happy to announce that The Moffatts will return to Manila for their REUNION TOUR on the 30th of November, 2018. They will be performing an intimate live set at the Kia Theatre, that will be renamed the New Frontier Theatre after October 1st.

For the first time in almost twenty years the boys are back together and ready to deliver all of their biggest hits in a way you’ve never heard them before! Prepare to hear your favourites like ‘Miss You Like Crazy’ and ‘If Life Is So Short’ in a sonically revamped, mature style that the boys have developed over the years as professional musicians working on their own projects.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, September 30th at 10AM via all TicketNet outlets,

ticketnet.com.ph, or call 911-5555.

LG Honors The Heroes Of Marawi With Grateful Donations To AFP

On its 30th anniversary, LG donates air conditioners, washers, TVs and a refrigerator to benefit Marawi soldier casualties and other injured soldiers at the Victoriano Luna Medical Center. 

In the spirit of National Heroes Day, LG Electronics reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to providing assistance to the community with a donation-in-kind to the Victoriano Luna Medical Center (VLMC), a government hospital that provides sanctuary and support to injured soldiers, including those who suffered casualties in the Marawi siege. 

Shell Bike Fair 2018 Brings Clubs Together - Recognizing Their Contributions

The Bike Community in the country is increasing rapidly with the need for motorcycles on the road  that are used in various ways. Based on the latest statistics from LTO, the number of registered motor vehicles in the Philippines has grown to 10.5 million as of 2017. As a vehicle used for work, and recreation, it now builds camaraderie, lasting friendships, and fun road trips,. Motorbikes is now growing to be an important part of the Filipino family. Shell Philippines recognizes this and they have set up the Shell Bike Fair which brings these communities together in one event.

Imus Production Back To Action Films With "Tres"

With the success of recent actions films like Buybust and We Will Not Die Tonight, the action genre in Pilipino films is gaining ground again. And one of the known film studios for actions, Imus Productions is back with a tilogy film called TRES.

Starring Jolo Revilla, Luigi Revilla, and Bryan Revilla, the movie wants to bring back the glory of the studio who is known to create iconic action movie which stars Ramon Revilla Sr., and Bong Revilla. Some of the classics were Nardong Putik, Agimat, Resiklo to name a few.

For the Revilla boys, they are living up to their name as a family of action stars and took this opportunity to create their own film. Of course with the guidance of Bong Revilla in terms of development. The trilogy is directed by Don Don Santos and Richard Somes.

Kevin Hart Gives Comedy Master Class in "Night School"

Comedy superstar Kevin Hart (Jumanji, Central Intelligence) brings his signature style to Universal Pictures’ hilarious comedy Night School (in Philippine cinemas September 26).

The comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee that co-stars Girls Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. 

Imagine Dragons Write and Record End-Credit Song "Zero" for "Ralph Breaks the Internet"

Imagine Dragons, the GRAMMY®-winning band behind recent hits “Natural” and “Whatever It Takes,” wrote and recorded the end-credit song “Zero” for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”

The song, which will be featured on the upcoming Walt Disney Records soundtrack album, is available today from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Listen at http://smarturl.it/IDZero.  It was just featured as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

The “Zero” lyric video also debuts today—check it out at https://youtu.be/hqAauanvEew

Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opens in Philippine theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

Channing Tatum Pays the Yeti Who Discovers Man in "Smallfoot"

“Our yetis are nice,” Karey Kirkpatrick, director of the yeti-meets-man comedy adventure “Smallfoot” wants to be clear. “They have big hearts, big feet, and big personalities.”  Foremost among these is the story’s hero, Migo, a happy-go-lucky young yeti utterly at peace with himself and his little world, when we first meet him, with no greater ambition than to take over the job as village gong-ringer when his dad retires.

The filmmakers cast Channing Tatum to voice for Migo, about whom Kirkpatrick says, “Channing has a great everyman quality and he gave Migo lots of charm and boyish exuberance.  You instantly like Channing when he opens his mouth, which is exactly what we wanted with the character, and he was game for anything.  When we told him he’d have to sing a song his first reaction was, ‘What?’ But then he dove right in and he sounds fantastic.

“I think most of us can see ourselves in Migo to some extent,” the director continues.  “It’s just easier to accept what you’re told and trot along through life, la de da.”  

But everything changes when the yeti spots a downed plane in the distance and chooses to pursue it.  Says Tatum, “The yetis run their lives by a series of laws that have been around forever. One of them states there’s no such thing as a smallfoot, so when Migo tries to tell everyone about finding the plane and the smallfoot, he is told that what he experienced is just not possible.”

Yet...it is.  This leads to a life-altering dilemma as poor Migo struggles to reconcile what he knows to be true with what is expected of him: recant his story, deny the smallfoot and get on with his happy life, or face ridicule and banishment.  Recanting his story means telling a lie, and Migo would never lie.  That leaves him no other option but to try and find the elusive smallfoot and bring it back to the village as proof.

What Migo doesn’t yet understand is that this won’t solve his problem; it will only bring other, bigger problems and questions to the forefront.  “Migo was content following the rules and had no complaints,” says Tatum.  “He wasn’t looking to stir up trouble.  But he gets pushed out of the nest, in a way, and what he finds is that there’s real beauty in discovery and so much to learn.  After that, it’s impossible to go back.”

In Philippine cinemas Thursday, September 27, “Smallfoot” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.  

About “Smallfoot”

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, “Smallfoot” turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.

News of this “smallfoot” brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams. It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

“Smallfoot” stars Channing Tatum (“The LEGO® Batman Movie,” the “Jump Street” films) as the Yeti, Migo, and James Corden (“Trolls” ) as the Smallfoot, Percy.  Also starring are Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), Common (“Selma”), LeBron James (upcoming “Space Jam 2”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), Danny DeVito (“The Lorax”), Yara Shahidi (TV’s “Black-ish”), Ely Henry (TV’s “Justice League Action”), and Jimmy Tatro (“22 Jump Street”).

“Smallfoot” is directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Annie Award-winning director of “Over the Hedge” and Annie nominee for the screenplays for “Chicken Run” and “James and the Giant Peach.” 

Hamilo Coast & WWF: Nurturing a Sustainable Partnership

Pico de Loro Cove, Hamilo Coast’s maiden development,
is home to residential condominium developments
and a variety of leisure amenities at the
Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club.
The Philippines ranks third in plastic pollution in terms of dumping plastic into our oceans. This is largely caused by inefficient waste disposal in the country and poor awareness of the problem. Because of this, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, has been closely involved in coastal cleanups and other initiatives around the country to instill the importance of tackling this issue. 

On its 11th landmark year, Hamilo Coast and WWF-Philippines’ partnership now stands firmly on environmental programs aimed at not just ending plastic pollution but also at preserving its surrounding nature. Hamilo Coast, with the help of WWF-Philippines, has gone way beyond annual coastal cleanups and has carefully planted sustainability within its day to day operations. 

ASUS officially introduces the new ZenBook series featuring the world’s most compact laptops

A celebration of #CreativePower with the timeless elegance of the new ZenBook Pro 14 and the youthful energy of the VivoBook S15.

ASUS Philippines officially announced the local availability of its latest ZenBook, ZenBook Pro and VivoBook S premium ultraportable laptop series, at an event showcasing the entire ASUS ZenBook portfolio first launched in 2011. The new lineup, powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors embodies ASUS’ In Search of Incredible brand spirit, with the ZenBook and VivoBook series unified under the headline theme of Unleash Your Creative Power.

New products announced at the event include the ZenBook 13 (UX333), ZenBook 14 (UX433) and ZenBook 15 (UX533) — the world's most compact 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.6-inch laptops, respectively. The groundbreaking ZenBook Pro 15 professional laptop is now joined by the new ZenBook Pro 14 (UX480), with both models incorporating the revolutionary ASUS ScreenPad™ updated with exciting new features and functions. Also announced was the latest version of the ZenBook S (UX391FA), which now has an amazing battery life of up to 20-hours, and the VivoBook S15 (S530), a collection of colorful and stylish lightweight laptops.

“With tonight’s event showcasing the heritage of ASUS’ ZenBook line, we are proud to introduce yet another step in our innovation with the new ZenBooks as we continue to provide end-users with more ways to unleash their creative power,” said George Su, Country Manager, ASUS Philippines System Business Group. 

Diskubre Tour Featured in Award-Winning Series “Discovering Routes”

Discovering Routes travels with Diskubre Team. From left:
Jacob Acueza, Consul Khrystina Corpuz Popov, Calvin Santiago,
 Feih Hidalgo, Elaine Ficarra, Alexandra Brown,
Director/Executive Producer Keesa Ocampo, Angelo Balanon,
 Executive Producer Aileen Paredes, Sofia de Jesus.
 (Lambert Parong/Kabayan Media Photo)
The pilot batch of Diskubre, the heritage tour founded by the Philippine Consulate General in New York (PCGNY) for young Filipino-Americans, is featured on ABS-CBN International’s award-winning travel reality series Discovering Routes travels with Diskubre as digital exclusive content, premiering 27 September on DiscoveringRoutes.com.

The Philippine Consulate General in New York hosted an exclusive premiere last 14 September at the Philippine Center to give guests and interested participants a preview of the series which documented the journey of four young travelers around Manila and the Cordilleras, earlier in July.

Consul General Claro Cristobal revealed that one of his first official acts as Consul General was signing the agreement between PCGNY and ABS-CBN International, to greenlight the project that had taken over two years to plan and implement. He expressed hope in sustaining the program for the youth in the community for the years to come.

With "A Star is Born," Lady Gaga Shines in Her First Film Lead Role

Multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga stars in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “A Star is Born,” her first leading role in a major motion picture. 

In the film, Bradley Cooper (who also directs the film) portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Gaga).  She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.

Welcome Home... Netflix Debuts Terrifying New Trailer for ‘The Haunting of Hill House’

Take a tour of the dwelling (if you dare...) in this spooky new trailer for the Netflix original horror series, The Haunting of Hill House, launching globally Friday, October 12, on Netflix. 

A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's iconic novel, The Haunting of Hill House explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past -- some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. Created, directed and executive-produced by horror mastermind Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus, Gerald’s Game), The Haunting of Hill House is a complex family drama wrapped in a chilling horror story. Trevor Macy serves as executive producer alongside Flanagan. Meredith Averill acts as co-showrunner and executive producer. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank executive produce, as well.

Curiosity Leads Four Girls to Conjure "Slender Man"

“It’s a classic story of four girls who become curious about [the mysterious bogeyman) Slender Man and end up falling down the rabbit hole,” explains director Sylvain White of his new horror thriller Slender Man, opening in Philippine cinemas September 26.

“The night starts off as an ordinary slumber party, a get together like the girls have had many times before, but tonight they’re trying to do something they heard the guys would be doing doing, an absurd notion of conjuring Slender Man online. Curious, they follow the links but certainly don’t think much of it—it's just another fun evening, and after they watch the weird video, they’re completely unaware that its effects already taking hold of them.”

Freeniversaya: A FREEnet Concert - OPM's Best For All!

Voyager delivers a one-of-a-kind digital concert experience to Filipinos 

Since opening the doors of the digital life and rewards to users three years ago, freenet today continues to give access to the most exciting rewards and experiences to its users this time  through a one-of-a-kind digital concert extravaganza dubbed FREENIVERSAYA: A FREEnet Concert.   

In celebration of the 3rd anniversary of freenet, Voyager Innovations’ free internet and rewards platform, freenetizens were given free and exclusive access to an evening of music, prizes, and celebration at the SM Mall of Asia Arena last September 20. Concert-goers jammed to the hits of the country's biggest OPM artists today: Bamboo, KZ Tandingan, Moira Dela Torre, Shanti Dope, Gloc-9, Ben&Ben, and Hashtags, while Kaladkaren Davila and Luis Manzano brought the more saya by giving away lots of freebies and prizes to the thousands of fans in attendance. 

Shop More Conveniently At Lazada Using GCash!

Photo by Karina Ramos

Online shopping is a growing hobby for Pinoys and Lazada is one of the go to sites for retail therapy. With thousands of transactions made everyday, hassle free delivery, and wide selection of items, the only concern would be the final step of choosing payment methods. But don't fret, GCash is already got that covered.

Teaming up with the leading mobile povider, GCash and Lazada is a partnership that will benefit shoppers who wants everything taken care off as one completes checking out.

GCash users can now pay directly using their GCash wallet upon checking out. An existing user will just need to select GCash as the payment method, link their GCash-registered mobile number, and tap a button to confirm payment. The enrolled GCash account would then be saved as the primary payment method on future purchases, saving log-in times.

Jack Black, a Fun Uncle Who Teaches Magic in "The House with a Clock in Its Walls"

For the role of Jonathan Barnavelt in Universal Pictures’ fantasy-adventure The House with a Clock in Its Walls, it was important to the filmmakers to find someone who would serve as the initially frightening relative to live with…who then becomes the really fun uncle to join you on an adventure.  

For director Eli Roth, the role can be done justice only by comedy superstar Jack Black.

SALE in September! Are You Ready For Shopee Fashion Week?

SALE ALERT! Shopee is having another sale and now it showcases the best brands in fashion! 

We were already had our dose of online shopping therapy last Septemeber 9 with their 9.9 event, but Shopee brings another sale event this Septemebr 19-25. Now this is another opportunity to make that early Christmas shopping for those who have also missed the last sale.

Dubbed as Shopee Fashion Week, it brings the biggest fashion brands like Bench, Silverworks and many more with discounts and promotions that are so irresistible to miss out.

The Holiday Season is at Risk in "The Grinch" New Trailer

Scheme big, or don’t scheme at all. Watch the brand new trailer of Universal Pictures and Illumination’s upcoming animated comedy The Grinch starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

About The Grinch

For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic.  

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit.  Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company.  With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food.

Secure surfing and year-round entertainment for your home with new device bundles from Globe At Home!

Are you a Globe Mobile Postpaid customer? If you are, then your home internet experience can get a major upgrade! Get your hands on the latest offer from Globe At Home, exclusive for Globe Postpaid Mobile customers: the Secure WiFi and Entertainment Bundles! These packages come with wonderful add-ons that can enhance your home internet experience.

PGH Chaplain Father Barbi Hailed As St. Theresa Of Calcutta Awardee

Service to the poor and needy are usually left unnoticed, but we are happy to have awards like the Saint Theresa of Calcutta Awards presented by JCI-Manila and AY Foundation. This year, after a lot of nominations and careful deliberation, they finally found the candidate which they embodies what the awards stands for. This year, they have chosen Fr. Maximo Barbero, SJ, also known as Fr. Barbi, chaplain of the Philippine General Hospital. The award was presented by Mrs. Helen Y. Dee, Chairman of the Alfonso Yuchengco Foundation and Mr. Patrick Chua, 2018 STCA Chairman, on September 12th at the Alfonso Sycip Executive Lounge, 47th Floor Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza in Makati City.

Olympian Michael Martinez Is Back And Buff!

Philippines' Winter Olympian Michael Martinez comes back home to pursue new heights in his career. Though he might have put his skates aside, his passion for the sport still continues. His presence was quite quiet in the past few years as he stayed in the US and even got a day job.

His online presence is still followed by fans and was very surprised with his transformation from a lean teenager now buffed up as he also grew in size and even got the Olympic rings tattooed on his chest. Now 21, he said that his comeback here in the Philippines will also mean meeting brands and partners which will open old and new partnerships for him.

Though he was quite disappointed when he failed to qualify for the recent Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, he will continue to work to make the Olympic dream come true. He shared that made a successful quad axel jump which was considered an impossible feat for competitive figure skating.

“GINUGUNITA KITA” Arts All Set On Sept 26

Banaue Miclat-Janssen
In line with its 18th year anniversary celebration, The Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Inc. in cooperation with District Gallery - Artist Playground, and the Far Eastern University President’s Committee on Culture presents “GINUGUNITA KITA,” a performance art featuring Maningning Miclat’s poems and an all original music composed by Jesse Lucas.

“GINUGUNITA KITA” will be held on September 26 – Wednesday 6 p.m. at the historic, newly-opened FEU Auditorium located at Nicanor Reyes St., Sampaloc, Manila.

Maningning Miclat was a poet, fictionist and essayist in English, Filipino and Chinese as well as a painter in Western and Chinese genre. A Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate in UP Diliman, she was a fellow of the U.P. National Writer's Workshop, Silliman Writer's Workshop and Rio Alma Poetry Clinic. Her Chinese poems made her one of the top-rated women poets in Chinese in the world.

"Smallfoot" Uncovers a Giant Myth-Understanding

What if something you think doesn’t exist, thinks you don’t exist?

What if the giant yetis of legend are real and the stories we tell about them—with their thick wild hair, booming roars and enormous feet—are like the tall tales they tell about us…but with a twist.  To them, we’re strangely hairless little beasts with screechy voices and freakishly small feet.  And entirely imaginary.  That is, until one yeti sees a human with his own eyes and becomes a believer.  

Pacing and Practice Amp Up Coach Don Velasco’s Cycling Game

Sought-after triathlon coach Don Velasco uses his Samsung Gear Sport to improve his cycling performance

It’s no question that triathlons are challenging. Lasting hours at a time, the race demands so much from the human body across swim, bike, and run phases with little to no rest in between each phase. Triathlons require utmost dedication and preparation, and athletes who are serious about their performance are always on the hunt for the right tools and training methods.

This is where Coach Don Velasco’s scientific and data-backed methods come in. A certified ironman coach and consistent top finisher in his age group, Coach Don promotes the use of lactate and metabolic performance testing. “Lactate testing is an assessment to see how lactate or acidity builds up in your body. So as you go harder, your body generates more acidity, which in turn prevents you from going longer or going faster,” he explains.

M. Butterfly Author David Henry Hwang Set To Conduct Strictly By Invitation Only Master Class On Spet 28.

Noted American playwright, screenwriter, and librettist David Henry Hwang who wrote the 1988 Tony Award for Best Play ‘M. BUTTERFLY’ (which is currently playing at Maybank Performing Arts Theater until September 30) is coming to Manila to conduct a strictly by invitation only “Master Class” on September 28 – 3 pm.

Presented by Jhett Tolentino and Frontrow Entertainment, the David Henry Hwang Master Class will focus on Playwrighting. A master class is a class given to students of a particular discipline by an expert of that discipline — usually music, but also painting, drama, film, dance or any of the arts, or on any other occasion where skills are being developed.

New Asian Actress Continues Positive Trend in "Searching"

Hollywood’s celebration of diversity and “represent-Asian” -- sparked by the critical and commercial success of Waner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians” and Neflix’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” -- continues with the release of Columbia Pictures’ riveting suspense thriller Searching.

The winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Searching stars Asian-American actors John Cho and Michelle La, in her feature film debut. 

In the film, after David Kim (Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter, Margot (La), goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.

Drew Arellano is Best Travel Show Host Awardee of The EdukCircle

Drew Arellano wins the Best Travel Show Host Award (for Biyahe ni Drew) given by The EdukCircle. The awarding ceremony was held last September 8 at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. According to its website, The EdukCircle - International Center for Communication Studies (ICCS) is an institution that provides a venue for the advancement and essential evaluation of communication practices in different academic fields.

Drew has received various recognitions for his travel show Biyahe ni Drew where he introduces viewers to exciting destinations and provides travel tips and recommendations. Biyahe ni Drew is one of the longest travel shows on television.

Universal Records New Breed To Perform Several Shows At Ayala Malls

Universal Records, the Philippines' leading independent record label is proud to present its New Breed of artists in "THE NEW VIBE: LIVE," at Ayala Malls.

The New Breed is composed of young, fast-rising, and talented artists that bring about a new generation of Original Pilipino Music. Each artist has their own take and genre of OPM, already having made several achievements individually and as a collective. In total, the New Breed has 100 Million cumulative streams on Spotify, with many of these artists being featured as the cover of New Music Friday Philippines, being added to various Spotify-curated playlists, and charting in multiple countries all over the world.

5 Elements of an Ideal Events Venue

The start of the “ber” months signals the beginning of the countdown to Christmas for Filipinos. Local radios almost automatically start playing Christmas carols and various establishments gear up with yuletide décor. From September 1 onwards, festivities are much-anticipated. From reunions, bazaars, office and family Christmas parties, to milestone events like weddings, anniversaries, engagements and birthday parties. Corporate events, product launches and trade fairs are also abound. When you’re an organizer of any of these events, the preparation can get overwhelming. While all the other factors such as food, styling, and entertainment are essentials, the event venue is inarguably on top of the checklist because it influences all other subsequent major decisions. Since the “ber” months have started, major event venues are starting to fill up their calendars. As you scout for the perfect place, here are some key elements to consider before booking your event venue:

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" New Trailer Spins Deadly Tale

Remember Lisbeth Salander – the righter of wrongs. Watch the next chapter in the Dragon Tattoo Series in the brand new international trailer for Columbia Pictures’ suspense thriller The Girl In The Spider’s Web.

About The Girl In The Spider’s Web

Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, returns to the screen in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller.  Golden Globe winner Claire Foy, the star of “The Crown,” plays the outcast vigilante defender under the direction of Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe; the screenplay adaptation is by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu.

The film also stars Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang, Christopher Convery, Synnøve Macody Lund, and Vicky Krieps.

"The Nun" Amasses $200 Million Worldwide, P239.8 Million in PH

New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “The Nun” crossed $200 million at the global box office Sept. 15, in only its second weekend in release.  The latest hit in the studio’s hugely successful “Conjuring” universe, “The Nun” has pushed the already highest-grossing horror franchise to more than $1.4 billion…and counting. 

In the Philippines, “The Nun” has become the All-Time Biggest Grossing Horror Movie Industry-Wide, as its cumulative gross has reached a staggering P239.8-M, after only nine days.  The announcement was made by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines which distributed the film.

Moymoy Lulumboy Continues its Journey with Fifth Book

Lampara Books' epic fantasy series Moymoy Lulumboy returns with its fifth book. Dubbed
Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Lihim Ng Libro, the adolescent novel takes readers to the enchanting world of Gabun where local mythological creatures like aswang, duwende, manananggal, kapre, and tikbalang co-exist with each other and fight for communal peace.

The latest installment continues with the journey of Moymoy Lulumboy as he struggles to cope up with the death of his mother Liliw and contend with his legacy as the hero that will save Gabun from evil forces. Moymoy Lulumboy, whose shape-shifting powers resemble that of an aswang, is slowly transforming into a character with a little darkness and aggression in his soul, but whose kindness and compassion remain throughout the coming-of-age conquest.

The Nun - The Dark Origins Of Valak

From The Conjuring 2, Valak was introduced as the wicked spirit that haunted an family and their home, dates back with a very dark beginning. With its success, it expected that a spin-off movie will be in the works, in which they did. The demon which dawned the form of a nun will finally be revealed of its origins and the people who will try to stop it.

Dating back to Romania after the world war, Valak ironically lurks inside a secluded monastery where people fear the evil that lurks beneath the stones and walls. With a recent incident that prompted the Vatican to take action. They sent Father Burke, and Sister Irene to the secretive monastery to investigate the death of one of sisters. But they get into a trap of the demon with the tricks of the mind and spirit, with some breadcrumbs leading them to the long hidden truth.

Eastern Communications celebrates 140th year, launches new products for the modern workplace

As it celebrates its 140th anniversary, Eastern Communications unveiled a suite of products designed to answer the connectivity needs of the modern Filipino workplace.

At the event held at Penthouse by the Bay at the Rizal Park Hotel, Eastern Communications launched a variety of connectivity products and solutions, which included Global Data, DDOS Protection, Microsoft Azure and Office 365 and Managed SD-WAN (Wide Area Network) services.

Globe Telecom sets up Rewards points donation channel for Typhoon Ompong victims

Use your 917 Day Rewards points to help those in need 

In the aftermath of Typhoon Ompong, Globe Telecom has opened its Rewards services to accept donations for disaster relief. Donations will be given to Rise Against Hunger PH (RAHPH), the local affiliate of Rise Against Hunger, an international relief agency that has been advocating to end hunger across the globe for the last 18 years. RAHPH provides meals packaged by volunteers. Globe customers can make donations to the organization by donating their Globe Rewards points via the Globe Rewards app. 

"Through our Rewards facility, customers will find it easier and more convenient to lend a helping hand to fellow Pinoys affected by the typhoon. We encourage everyone to spread the word to their families and friends so that more aid could be provided. Every little donation counts," says Miguel Bermundo, Director for Globe Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing. 

"Johnny English Strikes" Funny Poses with Deadly Tool in New Posters

Universal Pictures has just launched the new posters for the spy comedy Johnny English Strikes Again starring Rowan Atkinson (the Johnny English films), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Emma Thompson (Beauty and the Beast).  

Check out Rowan Atkinson in various tongue-in-cheek poses in the one-sheets below and watch Johnny English Strikes Again in Philippine cinemas October 10.

The UK is in peril.  Five days before the PM is to host her first G12 summit, MI7’s security is breached and every agent in the field identified and exposed.   The only hope of finding the perpetrator is to bring an agent out of retirement, but with most of them either dead or close to it, the head of MI7 is left with only one choice, and his name is English… Johnny English.  

A strained marriage turns to a home in ABS-CBN series “PlayHouse”

Six years after their movie together, Angelica Panganiban and Zanjoe Marudo reunite in the series “PlayHouse”, with its pilot episode streaming on TFC Online (www.TFC.tv) today, September 17

The story of a modern-day couple and a child who is seeking a new home will touch the viewers’ hearts in the newest ABS-CBN program offering “PlayHouse”, seen outside the Philippines via The Filipino Channel (TFC), with its pilot episode streaming via TFC Online (www.TFC.tv) in most countries worldwide today, September 17.

ABS-CBN Studio Experience Now Open

Have you ever dreamt of being a “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate, wondered who among “The Voice” judges would turn if you audition, or wanted to try the Fast Talk questions in “Tonight With Boy Abunda”? You now have a chance to experience what it is like to be in your favorite TV program as the country’s leading media and entertainment network opens the ABS-CBN Studio Experience, or Studio XP, at the Ayala Malls TriNoma in Quezon City last Sunday (September 16). 

A Lani Morissette - The Musical Journey Leads To Solaire!

There is no doubt that Lani Misalucha and Morissette are one of the best voices in the Philippines and we deserve to experience them live and together on stage. Their musical journey continues to shine and they are heading to The Theater at Solaire with “A Lani Morissette – Musical Journey.”
Happening on September 22 and 23, 2018, the concert has been anticipated both by their  fans. As they hail from different generations, they are adored and respected for their prowess. Lani called Asia's Nightingale has never ceased to be a gem of OPM with her songs while also championing her values as a Christian. Morissette is called Asia's Phoenix as she soars high with power in her songs and can over come great challenges singers face. Together they come to conquer and bring both of their fans together with a fusion of timeless classics of Lani, and the millennial charm of Morissette.

"Smallfoot" Cast Says Hello to Philippine Fans

Warner Bros. Pictures has just released a featurette of the cast of “Smallfoot” greeting and inviting Filipino fans to watch the new comedy adventure.

Check out the “Smallfoot” voice actors Channing Tatum, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James and Gina Rodriguez in the video below.