Dakota Fanning leans into the mysterious in horror-thriller “The Watchers”

“When Dakota came in, she brought this kind of texture with who she is, which is this effortless cool girl. She put the last piece into place and made Mina real for us,” writer-director Ishana Night Shyamalan shares how actress Dakota Fanning came into her feature debut “The Watchers” and transformed as the main character, Mina. Mina gets caught in an enclosure with a group of strangers, deep within the forests of Ireland. Mysterious creatures start visiting them every night, and the film follows the journey of unraveling what the creatures want and why the group is being watched.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/h2XVGwLXQlE

HONOR Magic6 Pro Proves to be the Top AI Camera Phone with Pro-grade Falcon Camera System

Channel your inner photographer with the HONOR Magic6 Pro designed to capture even fleeting moments through the AI-motion sensing feature integrated in the Falcon Camera System of HONOR Magic6 Pro 

Leading smart devices provider in the Philippines, HONOR, has successfully launched two experience stores in SM City San Lazaro and SM City Bacolod in light of the HONOR Magic6 Pro availability in the Philippines.  

Don’t miss these movies, opening in cinemas in June!


June 5 - Bad Boys: Ride or Die (Columbia Pictures) 

Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig

Directed by: Adil & Bilall

The world’s favorite Bad Boys are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your seat action and outrageous comedy but this time with a twist: Miami’s finest are now on the run. 


June 5 - Glitter & Doom (Ayala Malls Cinemas exclusive)

Stars: Alex Diaz, Alan Cammish, Ming Na-wen, Missy Pyle, Tig Notaro

Gloc-9’s "Subok Lang" Is a Testament to Perseverance and Determination

Throughout his journey in the music industry, Gloc-9 has faced tons of struggles and challenges. His new song is called "Subok Lang," suggests an attitude of perseverance and determination despite obstacles.

The lyrics also touch on the challenges and risks involved in pursuing a career in music, such as uncertainty and criticism. Gloc-9 mentions the need to remain steadfast and resilient, especially when faced with danger or opposition.

"Subok Lang" is a testament to Gloc-9's resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. It encourages listeners to keep pushing forward, no matter the challenges they may encounter, and to believe in their own abilities to overcome the hassles.

Meet the cast of the thrilling zombie apocalypse movie “Love You as the World Ends”

Kamen Rider stars Takeuchi Ryoma and Takahashi Fumiya are Hibiki and Yamato in the dystopian zombie film Love You as the World Ends. Based on the hit  horror-television series co-produced by Nippon TV and Hulu Japan, Love You As The World Ends ties in all the intertwining stories of a group of survivors trying to stay alive during a zombie outbreak.

Takeuchi Ryoma plays the lead role as Hibiki, a mechanic before the world was plunged into chaos. Hibiki was about to propose to his partner, Kurumi, when the deadly Golem outbreak began. Fighting for survival, Kurumi tragically succumbs to the Golem virus, but miraculously gives birth to their child, Mirai. Mirai’s unusual childbirth piques the interest of researchers who are looking for the cure to the Golem virus, and kidnaps, hoping to further their cause. Hibiki must now climb up Utopia, a refuge from the Golems, to get to the researchers and save his child.

TOYCON MNDSTYL FANX The Evolution: Celebrating the Transformation of Toys, Collectibles and Creative Play

TOYCON PH is a premier event destination in the Philippines, dedicated to the celebration and exploration of the dynamic world of toys and collectibles. Now on its 21st year, TOYCON PH focuses on the evolution of toys and the experience of creative play as it continues to captivate enthusiasts of all ages. This convention still serves as a hub where fans, collectors, creators, and industry professionals converge to celebrate the past, present, and future of playthings.  This is where Asia comes to PLAY!

Event Overview

Date: June 14-16, 2024  


TOYCON PH 2024 is set to transform the SMX Convention Center Manila into a vibrant playground for toy aficionados. The convention will feature an extensive range of exhibits and activities, including exclusive toy product reveals, performances from international Pop idols, panel discussions with toy industry experts and celebrity collectors, toy designing workshops, interactive gaming and tabletop tournaments, cosplay, comics and a bustling marketplace for rare and exclusive collectibles.

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence host “On The Run Cadet Academy” event in L.A. for “Bad Boys: Ride Or Die,” in Philippine cinemas June 5

“Philippines! Love that,” says Will Smith to US-based Filipino content creator who joined the event

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence at Columbia Pictures BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE Experiential Event at Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles on May 17, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)

The Bad Boys are back. 

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence hosted the “On The Run Cadet Academy” at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles on May 17, in anticipation of the upcoming release of Bad Boys: Ride or Die in June. 

Watch the final trailer: https://youtu.be/JwJOv3Uop3U

HONOR Opens Experience Store at SM City Bacolod with All-Angle Ultra Tough HONOR X9b 5G!

The City of Smiles can finally get their hands on the latest HONOR Magic Series and HONOR X Series in the newest HONOR Experience Store located at SM City Bacolod! 

HONOR Philippines PR Manager Pao Oga, GTM Director Steven Yan, Regional Sales Director Johnny Quiao, Galleon Owners Reynaldo and Gio Eusebio, SM City Bacolod Assistant Mall Manager Lorenzo Benedicto. 

Upgrade your home with the latest TCL C655 QLED Pro TV, the #UltraColorMaster featuring Pioneering Picture technology

After breaking the records of taking the top spot on the Panel TV Brand Category and ranking No. 2 in the global TV shipment market for 2023, TCL, a leading consumer electronics brand is once again giving the biggest reason why you should be making a TV upgrade with their newly launched TCL C6 QLED Pro.

Embrace a revolution in home entertainment. The TCL C655 QLED Pro TV boasts of next-generation quantum leap color technology, delivering unmatched depth and brightness for every shade. Experience unparalleled comfort and quality, designed to pull you into the heart of the action.

As the TCL Brand Manager, Joseph Cernitchez excitedly shares, “When we say superb, we can only think of the new C655 QLED Pro because of its     exceptional features and state-of-the-art technology. The long wait is over and you can make it yours!” 

This innovative technology unlocks a world of deeper contrasts, sharper details, and breathtaking clarity. 

Puregold CinePanalo best picture “Under A Piaya Moon” comes home to Bacolod

Negrense director Kurt Soberano’s debut masterpiece Under A Piaya Moon, which bagged eight major awards at the 2024 Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival including Best Picture, will have a commercial screening run in the province that inspired it.

The award-winning film, starring Jeff Moses, Pau Dimaranan, Chart Motus, and veteran actor Joel Torre will open in Ayala Malls Capitol Central and SM City Bacolod on May 29. 

Hear James Reid’s emotional ballad, “Hurt Me Too”

The stripped-down track serves as his first release under Sony Music Entertainment 

Filipino music superstar James Reid is the latest addition to the growing Sony Music Entertainment family, which counts the likes of SB19, Ben&Ben, Denise Julia, O SIDE MAFIA, and Clara Benin as part of its elite roster.

As a key figure in contemporary pop and R&B music in the Philippines for more than a decade, James Reid has gifted music fans around the world with compelling jams that transcend eras and generations. With chart-topping records, sold-out tours, and well-received brand campaigns under his belt, the music mogul, actor, and singer-songwriter continue to strike a balance between commercial viability and artistic independence, ensuring that there’s a place for artists like him in the mainstream music scene, who don’t need to pander to existing trends for a hit.

Acer debuts new line of Vero Laser Projectors perfect for your home

Vero HL68 Series features Acer Vero HL6810ATV smart projector with an embedded Android TV dongle

Acer today announced the launch of its new eco-friendly Vero projectors, designed to elevate home entertainment experiences while minimizing their environmental impact. Two new models are equipped with 4K UHD resolution and HDR10 compatibility to deliver stunning visuals and enhanced brightness with 4000 ANSI lumens from its laser/LED hybrid light source. The Acer Vero HL6810ATV comes with an Acer-exclusive Android TV[3,4] embedded dongle design, giving users access to smart home features at their fingertips. 

In line with the Vero line’s advocacy for sustainability, the new laser projectors are designed to consume less power without sacrificing performance and offer long-lasting brightness consistency with up to a 30,000-hour[1] lifespan. Their hybrid light source is also 100% mercury-free and the devices incorporate post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in their chassis and recycled paper for packaging.

SB19, BINI, SunKissed Lola, Flow G & Puregold debut the ultimate OPM collaboration with the “Nasa Atin ang Panalo” music video

After weeks of building anticipation and dropping hints on their social media platforms, Puregold has finally unveiled the music video to the new song “Nasa Atin ang Panalo.” 

Released this past May 25, the video is a must-watch for Pinoy pop fans. It serves as the ultimate collaboration of four of the country’s most sizzling musical acts: SB19, BINI, SunKissed Lola, and Flow G.

It’s showtime! The brand new trailer for Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” is here

He’s been waiting a long time for this. Creative visionary Tim Burton summons Beetlejuice once more, with Michael Keaton reprising his iconic titular role. “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” also sees the return of Wynona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara, as well as new cast members Jenna Ortaga and Monica Bellucci.

Watch the brand new trailer: https://youtu.be/-LV0DUdc_FI

“Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” creeps into Philippine cinemas on September 4.

About “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice”

Beetlejuice is back!  After an unexpected family tragedy, three generations of the Deetz family return home to Winter River.  Still haunted by Beetlejuice, Lydia's life is turned upside down when her rebellious teenage daughter, Astrid, discovers the mysterious model of the town in the attic and the portal to the Afterlife is accidentally opened.  With trouble brewing in both realms, it's only a matter of time until someone says Beetlejuice's name three times and the mischievous demon returns to unleash his very own brand of mayhem.

The forest has secrets. Writer-director Ishana Night Shyamalan dabbles in Irish folklore with “The Watchers”

“It felt like an unending pool of inspiration to draw from—that’s the dream as both a writer and director.” Ishana Shyamalan was riveted by A.M. Shine’s novel, The Watchers as she was searching for inspiration for her first feature film. Now The Watchers has been transformed into an enthralling horror-thriller, based on the novel and starring Dakota Fanning.

Watch the new trailer: https://youtu.be/h2XVGwLXQlE

Stack up your raffle entries to win tickets to paradise

Tips for Winning an All-Expense Paid Getaway with Maya and the Gang!

Summer vibes are in full swing and Maya, the #1 Digital Bank in the Philippines, is cranking up the heat with Hot Gang Summer. Picture this: you, your fam, or your squad jetting off to either Boracay or Palawan with everything taken care of. We're talking about hooking you and your crew up to an all-expense paid getaway for 4, complete with free roundtrip flights courtesy of Cebu Pacific, exciting tours and activities arranged by Guide to the Philippines, and a luxurious 3-day, 2-night stay at the Hue Hotels.

Humans turn to zombies in the apocalyptic movie “Love You As The World Ends,” in PH cinemas on June 12

Love and determination are put to the test in the movie, based on the hit horror-television series co-produced by Nippon TV and Hulu Japan, Love You As The World Ends. The film centers around a group of survivors as they try to stay alive during an apocalyptic zombie outbreak, and maybe even find a cure. Directed by Shintaro Sugawara, who also directed the original series that topped the Hulu charts for 2 consecutive years.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/vs0cjJXuUz8

Love You As The World Ends follows the journey of survivors Hibiki Mimiya, who had to go through the ordeal of losing his partner Kurumi Ogasawara in the series. Along with a group of men also searching for their loved ones, Hibiki is hellbent on rescuing the only person he has left, his daughter Mirai. Mirai was kidnapped and brought to Utopia, a refuge from the zombies they call Golems. Once a beacon of hope, it’s now dilapidated with the group of researchers working on a cure huddled at the top, away from the masses.

Anya Taylor-Joy is ferocious as Furiosa in “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga”

“There’s something resolute, highly determined, and ultimately ferocious that’s in her. And that’s seen on the screen,” director George Miller describes watching Anya Taylor-Joy in action as the titular character in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, the latest installment in the epic post-apocalyptic Mad Max franchise.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/1Qt4Z25kdiE

Miller admires the way that Taylor-Joy added to Furiosa’s character, forming it with her own understanding of the vicious warrior. “Anya was a wonderful collaborator whose contributions added to the depth of the character, making it her own. There's no question that she brought something that’s ferocious to the movie—whether it’s in her or not, she found that in herself. And it’s something that I sensed in her work previous to working with her.”

XG Unveils fifth single “WOKE UP”

Inaugural world tour "XG 1st WORLD TOUR 'The first HOWL’" (Including Manila) Kicked off in Osaka last week

HIP HOP / R&B girl group XG held their first world tour, "XG 1st WORLD TOUR 'The first HOWL’", captivating audiences at Osaka-Jo Hall with back-to-back sold out shows on May 18th and 19th. The performances showcased cover songs that are unique to the Japan shows, reimagined versions of their tracks, and songs from their "XG TAPE" rap content series alongside their "XG VOX" vocal content series, crafting an impressive 22-song setlist.

Watch the final trailer for “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, only in cinemas June 5

The blockbuster event of the year is here! Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back as the iconic cop duo Mike and Marcus in Bad Boys: Ride or Die, exclusively in cinemas starting June 5.

Watch the final trailer: https://youtu.be/JwJOv3Uop3U

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Martin Lawrence and Will Smith in Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Watch the trailer for Colleen Hoover’s “It Ends with Us,” starring Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni, in cinemas August 7 Inbox

Lily Bloom’s is now open. Watch the trailer for It Ends with Us, the movie adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s best-selling novel of the same name. The movie stars Blake Lively as Lily, Justin Baldoni as Ryle, and Brandon Sklenar as Atlas. Directed by Justin Baldoni, It Ends with Us opens exclusively in cinemas August 7. 

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/EoYDlT2xJA0

Justin Baldoni and Blake Lively in It Ends With Us.

Charting the Course: Retired Colonel Ariel Querubin Sets Sail for Public Service with Valor and Unity

Retired Col. Ariel Querubin, a highly decorated hero of the Philippine Marine Corps, is venturing into public service with a strong focus on unity and courage. His campaign aims to bring together leaders from different backgrounds to address the West Philippine Sea dispute with solidarity and strategic thinking. Querubin envisions a government that emulates the strength and orderliness of a well-maintained ship, steering the nation towards progress and prosperity.

As tensions rise over the West Philippine Sea issue, Querubin advocates for a collaborative approach and urges leaders to defend the nation's sovereignty with a united front. His call for collective action against the true adversaries reflects his commitment to protecting the Filipino people and their well-being.

Colonel Ariel Querubin is widely regarded as one of the most respected figures in Filipino military history. His remarkable career has been defined by his exceptional bravery, unwavering integrity, and commitment to serving his country. From the very beginning. Querubin showed great determination and became a fearless leader within the Philippine Army.

Korean Hitmaker DVWN Coming for Special Show in Manila

Korean singer-songwriter and hitmaker DVWN is coming to Manila for the first-time and for a special show DVWN 2024 ASIA TOUR <SEE THE SEA> on July 9 at the Samsung Hall (SM Aura). Tickets go on-sale Sunday, May 26 at 12PM via SMTickets.com and SMTickets outlets. Presented by Wilbros Live.

Jung Da-woon, better known as DVWN, is a singer-songwriter from South Korea and was behind the hits “Last”, “Insomia”, “fairy”, “No Problem” (The Uncanny Counter OST), “I’m in Paris” (Yumi’s Cells OST), “What A Wonderful Day” (Rookie Cops OST) and many more. He made his debut in 2018 from the extended play, Panorama. He has also written and composed songs for various artists including Kangta, NCT Dream, Young K and Kang Daniel.

Tickets to DVWN’s special show in Manila are at affordable prices: P3,000 for VIP Standing and P2,000 for Balcony (plus SM Tickets charge). Special VIP upgrade (limited only) are also available at P4,000, which includes Meet & Greet with DVWN (solo photo with DVWN), early venue access, VIP ID and lanyard, and a souvenir item.

Artwork, Seat Map: DVWN - Manila Artworks

Livestock Philippines and Aquaculture Philippines 2024 Highlight Innovation and Expertise to Empower the Industry

Informa Markets in the Philippines is optimistic that this year’s Livestock Philippines and Aquaculture Philippines will empower stakeholders from both subsectors to adopt technology and enter new markets, helping fuel economic growth at the regional and national levels. On its opening day on 22 May 2024 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila, Livestock Philippines and Aquaculture Philippines highlight the importance of innovation and technology to develop sustainable farms and improve the livestock and aquaculture production in the country.

The opening ceremony was officiated by Ms. Rungphech Chitanuwat, the Country General Manager of Informa Markets in the Philippines and is graced by Honorable Senator Francis “Tol” Tolentino and Undersecretary for Livestock of the Department of Agriculture, Deogracias Victor Savellano, who represented Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. 

"We are optimistic that this year's Livestock Philippines and Aquaculture Philippines will play a pivotal role in unlocking the substantial potential of the Philippine livestock and aquaculture subsectors. Through a comprehensive showcase of exhibits, seminars, and workshops, Informa Markets aims to highlight the most recent advancements, technologies, and market trends at Livestock Philippines and Aquaculture Philippines," expressed Ms. Rungphech Chitanuwat, the Country General Manager of Informa Markets in the Philippines. 

Celebrate All Things Pokémon at Pokeverse with Iconic Headliners Veronica Taylor and Jason Paige

Pokeverse, a Pokémon-themed event meticulously crafted by fans for fans, is set to celebrate the world-renowned Pokémon fandom in the Philippines. Organized in collaboration with the country's top Pokémon licensed distributors and collectors such as Hobby Stadium and Arken, the event will take place from May 31 to June 2, 2024, at the Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall. Dive into the Pokémon Universe, exploring a variety of interactive activities, gaming tournaments, cosplay showcases, and live performances, all in one spectacular venue with the presence of our cherished celebrities Myrtle Sarrosa, Robi Domingo, and Tim Yap.

BEVi celebrates 18th Year Expanding To More Products and Businesses

Makers of the successful brand Kojie.san, Beauty Elements Ventures, Inc. (BEVI). is celebrating 18 years in the business which they have also expanded into more business ventures. Even during the pandemic, they found a new opportunity for essential items like alcohol and anti-bacterial soaps that were very much needed during those times.

Now that they are almost two decades, they continue to expand their reach with the introduction of new ventures that will also entice new customers as well as further strengthen bonds with loyal customers. They remain to have the biggest growth with health and beauty products like Kojie.san and its variants, and now they also have opened a new product line dedicated for pet nutrition and pet care.

Acer Swift 14 AI: A New Breed of Laptop

Powered by Snapdragon X Series Platforms, the Swift 14 AI ushers in a new AI era with brand new experiences

Acer today launched its first Copilot+ PC with the Swift 14 AI laptop, in collaboration with Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., ushering in a new AI era with brand new user experiences and AI capabilities on Windows 11. The Swift 14 AI has multiple device models, powered by Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus platforms[1], and both feature one of the world’s fastest NPUs for laptops to enable on-device AI processing. Users can streamline everyday tasks with smarter PC functions and tackle complex workloads more effectively. 

“Engineered for AI from the inside out, the Swift 14 AI is the first among many Acer Copilot+ PCs to come,” said Jerry Kao, COO, Acer Inc. “These next-generation AI PCs see significant leaps in AI processing power, unlocking brand new experiences that we know users will love.” 

Rising Tigers Magazine Reached New Milestone With 4th Magazine Signing Event

The 4th Magazine Signing of Rising Tigers Magazine this year held today at National Book Store, SM Megamall with the current featured leaders headed by Editor-in-chief  Grace Bondad Nicolas. 

Featured leaders includes Cory Navarro, Camille Navarro Makasiar, Anna Magkawas, John Calub, Jenny Lin Maaño Ngai, Millet Cruz and Merle Mendoza Balicao. 

The event was the most well attended celebration since the scholars of philanthropist Cory Navarro showed their support and the followers of social media sensation Millet Cruz strongly head to the venue for their idol. 

XG Embarks On Debut World Tour - XG 1st World Tour “The first HOWL”

XG has announced details of their highly anticipated first world tour kicking off in May 2024 titled XG 1st WORLD TOUR “The first HOWL”. The seven-member HIPHOP/R&B-inspired girl group consisting of JURIN, CHISA, HINATA, HARVEY, JURIA, MAYA, and COCONA are set to launch their global trek in Osaka, Japan on May 18 and 19 and head to a number of Asian cities, including Yokohama, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and more.  

Promoted by AEG Presents Asia and Ovation Productions, tickets for XG 1st WORLD TOUR “The first HOWL” Landing at Manila are priced from PHP 4,000. Fan club pre-sale begins May 24 (Friday), 12PM PHT and general on-sale will take place on May 25 (Saturday), 12PM PHT via ticketnet.com.ph. 

XG debuted in March 2022 with their 1st Single ‘Tippy Toes’, since then, they have performed on numerous international stages and media outlets, in countries including the United States, Japan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, the UAE, Malaysia and China. They were the first Japanese artists to have charted 1st place on the U.S. Billboard chart "Hot Trending Songs Powered by Twitter" and the first Japanese girl group to grace the cover of U.S. Billboard magazine.  

Top AI Camera Phone HONOR Magic6 Pro Now Available Nationwide with FREE HONOR Watch GS3!

You may now get the World’s No. 1 AI Camera Phone HONOR Magic6 Pro for only Php 59,999 with FREE HONOR Watch GS3 worth Php 11,999 until May 31, 2024! 

HONOR Philippines PR Manager Pao Oga, Retail Sales Director Tom Yuan, Bluelite Purchasing Manager Hyacinth Simbulan, Operations Manager Joseph Chua, HONOR Philippines Brand Manager Joepy Libo-on, Bluelite Retail Sales Manager Arvee Setubal, and SM City San Lazaro Assistant Mall Manager Darcy P. Royo 

Leading smart devices provider in the Philippines, HONOR, continues to expand all over in the country as it opens its latest HONOR Experience Store in SM City San Lazaro. It marked also the First Day Sale of the impressive HONOR Magic6 Pro, dubbed as the Top AI Camera Phone available in the market, currently priced at Php 59,999. 

“Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” Honors Workers, Offers Free Ride on Labor Day, Pays Tribute to An Iconic Filipino Symbol, and blazed across Metro Manila for One Ride of Glory

Watch the film's trailer

Filipinos were in for a wild ride as Warner Bros. Pictures, in anticipation of the opening of "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga," unveiled the Furiosa jeepney, which offered free rides to commuters on Labor Day, May 1, as a celebration of all workers who use the essential vehicle in their daily commute to work. The one-of-a-kind ride is a concept that explores both the post-apocalyptic look of the Mad Max vehicles and the ingenuity of the Filipino design. The jeepney activation pays homage to the iconic Philippine mode of transport and hopes to honor it by giving it a global spotlight.

Canon to hold a free filmmaking workshop with Filipino director Zig Dulay

Calling all aspiring filmmakers! Learn from award-winning Filipino director Zig Dulay through Canon Marketing Philippines’ filmmaking workshop on May 24 and 25, 2024, at Henry’s Photo Fiesta, One Ayala Mall, Makati.

During the workshop, Dulay will share his creative workflow from scriptwriting, planning, and post-production and give tips for young filmmakers. Participants will also get the chance to practice hands-on with the line-up of Canon’s EOS R system and Cinema EOS camera and Cine-Lenses at the Canon booth.

“Storytelling has always been a passion of mine, so to be at a place where I can share my experience and knowledge with young filmmakers is very exciting. It’s very important to uplift and empower Filipino creativity through hands-on workshops, especially when they’re initiated by iconic brands like Canon,” shared Dulay.

Watch the official trailer for Jon M. Chu’s big-screen adaptation of “Wicked,” starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo

Get ready to fly and defy gravity. Watch the fantastical trailer for “Wicked,” the big-screen adaptation of the record-breaking Broadway musical of the same title. “Wicked” the movie features an all-star cast led by Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, and Ariana Grande as Glinda.  

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/_IlCe9jFO1g?si=kXERunIYnHcjsEOI

“I want people to see ‘Wicked’ and experience it in a way they’ve never experienced it before,” says director Jon M. Chu. “I want them to feel what I felt going into that theater for the first time. I want to make them laugh, to make them sing, to make them feel that after they’ve watched it they’ve been changed for good.”

“Wicked” is the untold story of the witches of Oz. The movie adaptation stars Emmy, Grammy and Tony winning powerhouse Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, a young woman misunderstood because of her unusual green skin, who has yet to discover her true power, and Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording artist and global superstar Ariana Grande as Glinda, a popular young woman gilded by privilege and ambition, who has yet to discover her true heart. The two meet as students at Shiz University in the fantastical Land of Oz and forge an unlikely but profound friendship. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. 

Critics rave about Dev Patel’s intense and thrilling action movie “Monkey Man,” now showing in cinemas

Dev Patel stars in “Monkey Man,” which he also wrote and directed.

“Monkey Man,” Oscar® nominated actor (“Lion,” ”Slumdog Millionaire”) Dev Patel’s directorial debut, has a raw and intense power that is best experienced on the big screen. 

Says cinematographer Sharone Meir of the film and director Patel: “I’m proud of how cohesive and unified the feel and the look of the movie is. I’m proud of how we managed to let the audience not only see, but almost smell, the gritty, dirty, sweaty, nature of the environment it takes place in – versus the plush and glamorous world of the rich. I’m proud of how energetic, kinetic and raw it is…moviemaking with big kahunas! It takes a great director, with a true vision, to achieve that.”

Adds Patel of his passion project, “It’s chaos. It’s beautiful. It brews and it boils, and then explodes with the most insane action.”

KAIA chronicles personal journey to stardom on “You Did It” music video

KAIA has officially released the music video of their new single “You Did It.”

Helmed by Raymond “Pabi” Fabian and Francis “Kiko” Magundayao, the visuals mark the five-member group’s transformation from the debut years to their more confident and refined phase. It also features the origin story of the dragonfly, a metaphorical symbol of their journey as a Filipino girl group trying to make it in the competitive music industry landscape.

As the MV puts it, KAIA, with their wings spread, is now on a journey to explore greater distances.

Ben&Ben to launch new concept store ‘Liwanag House’ with a concert at Robinsons Galleria

The award-winning band will be performing at the atrium on May 18, 2024

Heads up! Ben&Ben and Robinsons Galleria are teaming up for the Grand Launch of the Liwanag House, the newest concept store made specifically for the band’s growing community of partners, supporters, and fans.

Aside from special activities and personalized experiences for their fanbase, Liwanag House will serve as a homebase for exclusive releases and limited-edition merch from Ben&Ben. 

The intimate space will also host community-driven gatherings that aim to attract a diverse array of participants and projects. Simply put, Ben&Ben wants to create a place where everyone feels heard, valued, and welcomed.

The Wolf Returns to Manila: The Big Bad Wolf Conquers Parqal!

(From left to right): Big Bad Wolf Books Philippine Managing Partner Carol Chuaying; Ambassador of Malaysia to the Philippines Dato Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino; DSWD Undersecretary of Legislative Affairs Fatima Aliah Dimaporo; and Big Bad Wolf Books co-founder Jacqueline Ng.

Attention, book lovers! The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, the world's biggest book sale, continues “changing the world one book at a time” as it sets off on a nationwide tour. The “Big Bad Tour: Mission 1 New Million Readers” will kick off at Parqal, Aseana City from May 24 to June 2, 2024. 

Wise launches in the Philippines, offering Filipinos an easy and affordable way to receive and spend money globally

L to R: Wise Senior Product Manager Yee Won Nyon, Wise Philippines Country Manager Areson Cuevas, and Wise Regional Product Manager SEA Debora Widawati

Starting from today, Filipinos can use the Wise Account to receive money in 9+ currencies, and get paid on time without fees 

The Wise card will allow Filipinos to spend globally in 160+ countries and shop online at the mid-market exchange rate1, with no hidden fees 

Nearly 75% of Filipinos surveyed cited high cost of transactions, poor exchange rates and slow processing times as challenges when engaging in international payments 

This product is built for people looking to receive and spend money internationally, such as freelancers, travellers and dependents of overseas foreign workers. In the near future, Wise plans to introduce more capabilities for customers to send Philippine Pesos (PHP) abroad. 

Wise, the global technology company building the best way to move and manage the world’s money, announced today its entry into the Philippine market with the launch of the Wise Account and Wise Prepaid Card. This is the first-of-a-kind solution in the Philippines that lets customers receive, hold, and spend money internationally — with no foreign transaction fees and exchange rate mark-ups. 

Step into Dua Lipa’s Radical Optimism Experience in Glorietta!

Step into Dua Lipa’s Radical Optimism Experience in Glorietta!

Award-winning global popstar Dua Lipa has finally released her third album Radical Optimism, and it’s been getting critical acclaim ever since. Now, Filipino fans can enjoy the album on a whole new level this coming weekend with an interactive Radical Optimism Pop-Up happening at the Glorietta Activity Center.

A Dance-inducing Masterpiece

Radical Optimism makes it known early on just what type of album it is with the addicting “End Of An Era,” high-energy “Training Season,” and euphoric, club-ready “Houdini.” With this album, fans get eleven songs that can bring out anyone’s urge to groove and get lost in the music.

Dua herself describes Radical Optimism as “psychedelic pop,” noting that “there are musical breaks and a mix of different sounds, and when you listen to it with your eyes closed, it opens up a very visual world.”

Steve Carell reunites with writer-director John Krasinski as the fun and cuddly Blue in “IF”

IFs, or imaginary friends, can take as many forms as a child’s boundless imagination. IF writer-director John Krasinski took note of this while creating the IFs for the family adventure-comedy, and for the role of the loveable Blue, Kransinski decided that it’s the perfect opportunity to reunite with fellow The Office actor, Steve Carell.

Watch John Krasinski and Steve Carell reunite for IF here: https://youtu.be/cXwZ9ekLvKE

Kathryn Bernardo, Century Tuna Superbods Finalists turn up the summer heat at the #BestYouEver Launch

The summer just got hotter and fitter as the newest Century Tuna Ambassador Kathryn Bernardo and the Century Tuna Superbods Finalists officially launch the “Best You Ever” campaign.

Century Tuna Superbod Kathryn Bernardo takes on the center stage as she leads the Century Tuna Superbods 2024 Best You Ever Launch

The premier fitness competition in the country, Century Tuna Superbods 2024 is now on its 9th season with the “Best You Ever” campaign that promotes self-love and self-improvement. Encouraging that every bod can be a Superbod, the Best You Ever campaign celebrates the journeys, personal growth, and overall wellness of every Filipino as they become the best versions of themselves.

“With Century Tuna, I’m embracing fitness and wellness like never before. I hope that the ‘Best You Ever’ campaign becomes an avenue for Filipinos to start or continue their journey to become the best version of themselves. We all start somewhere and with a lifestyle that is centered on our overall wellbeing, we empower ourselves and the people around us to strive for the best,” said Kathryn.

Multiply the Fun: DigiPlus’ transformation continues with new look

DigiPlus taps world-renowned brand specialist Landor for new visual identity

DigiPlus Interactive Corp, one of the country’s fastest growing digital entertainment companies, recently unveiled its new look and overall branding to align with its pivot to digital transformation.  

With its vision to be the number one diversified entertainment and leisure hub in the Philippines, DigiPlus tapped globally renowned brand specialist Landor for its brand transformation journey. Landor brings in its rich experience in brand architecture and visual design to fully unlock the full potential of the DigiPlus brand.

foodpanda Makes It Easy to Feed Your Cravings

Life is a rollercoaster ride of chaos and craziness. From the moment the alarm buzzes, to the peaceful sound of the night, we're all juggling work, family, and the occasional curveball life throws our way. But fear not! foodpanda is here to smooth out your daily routine and make every moment seem like a delightfully fulfilling experience!

We're Your Culinary Sidekick, Ready to Rescue You! After a tiring day, nothing beats the comfort of indulging in your favorite food. With foodpanda, treating yourself is easy. Whether you're craving comfort food classics, exotic flavors, sweet treats, healthy options, or late-night munchies, foodpanda can feed your cravings. 

Home Credit Philippines: The financial ally for every Filipino

The country’s leading consumer finance company on empowering and enabling Filipinos to live more rewarding lives on its 11th year of business in the Philippines 

With a customer base of over 10 million, Home Credit Philippines (HCPH) serves a wide range of Filipinos, with 78% percent of its sales coming from customers residing outside the National Capital Region. Recognizing the diversity within its customer base, Home Credit has developed offers tailored to resonate with various segments, aiming to empower their lives. 

Welcome to Gotham City! Prime Video Releases First-Look Images and Announces Premiere Date For New Animated Series Batman: Caped Crusader

From Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves, the series premieres all episodes August 1 on Prime Video

Today, ahead of its inaugural upfront presentation on May 14, Prime Video announced that the highly anticipated new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions, and 6th & Idaho,  Batman: Caped Crusader, will premiere all ten episodes Thursday, August 1, along with the official first-look images of this thrilling new show. The first-look images give audiences a special peek into the world of Gotham City, and some of the iconic fan favorite characters that will be featured in the upcoming season. The character reveals, with descriptions below include Bruce Wayne/Batman, Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn, Commissioner Jim Gordon and Clayface.

STREAMLINED: The National Artist ARTURO LUZ Exhibition

The Renaissance Art Gallery presents the much-awaited exhibition of National Artist Arturo Luz. Titled: “STREAMLINED: The National Artist ARTURO LUZ EXHIBITION,” to be held at Art Center, 4/F, SM Megamall Bldg. A from July 2 to 13, 2024.

the works on display demonstrate the primary virtues that distinguished Arturo Luz from the rest of his contemporaries: linear and geometric, minimalist in conception, and executed with superlative technical skill and finesse. 

Arturo Luz stripped Philippine art of its excesses in color and form, as evidenced by his classic subjects, ranging from cyclists, musicians, and performers down to his still lifes and Asian cities and architecture.

All the works are authentic and original, supplied with written and visual documentation.

Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum work it in the new posters for “Fly Me to the Moon,” in cinemas in July

Will they make it or fake it? Check out the new posters for Fly Me to the Moon, a new comedy drama starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, directed by Greg Berlanti. Only in cinemas July 2024. 

About Fly Me to the Moon

Starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, FLY ME TO THE MOON is a sharp, stylish comedy-drama set against the high-stakes backdrop of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Brought in to fix NASA’s public image, sparks fly in all directions as marketing maven Kelly Jones (Johansson) wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis’s (Tatum) already difficult task. When the White House deems the mission too important to fail, Jones is directed to stage a fake moon landing as back-up and the countdown truly begins…

Directed by Greg Berlanti. Screenplay by Rose Gilroy, based upon the story by Bill Kirstein & Keenan Flynn

Chris Hemsworth is twisted as Dementus in “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga”

Photo by Jasin Boland. © 2024 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

“He understood the character straight away,” was what director George Miller said as he watched Chris Hemsworth read the screenplay for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. In the highly anticipated expansion to the Mad Max universe, Chris Hemsworth plays Dementus, the tyrannical warlord that kidnaps a child that would later become the legendary Furiosa.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/1Qt4Z25kdiE

Hemsworth has such an understanding of the character that director Miller thought was ideal for the role. “He understood his character such that I began to rely on him whenever he would say, ‘I think Dementus would do this…’ And suddenly, it became more than serving his performance or the characters, but serving the deeper narrative of the story.”

Top Flagship Heavyweight: HONOR Magic6 Pro VS HUAWEI Pura70 Ultra

The leading global smartphone provider, HONOR, has successfully launched the HONOR Magic6 Pro in the Philippines on May 8 with an impressive camera setup including a 50MP Wide Main Camera, 50MP Ultra-Wide, and 180MP Periscope Telephoto lens capable of capturing subjects in stunning detail up to 100x zoom. 

The new flagship is also equipped with Google Mobile Services, ensuring access to the latest apps, seamless device functionality, hassle-free and secured mobile banking app usage, and convenient cloud integrations across all Google devices.

TCL Soars to Top of Panel TV Market in the Philippines!

Breaking the good news! TCL, a leading consumer electronics brand and one of the world's top two TV brands finally takes the No. 1 spot on the Panel TV Brand category of the Annual Cumulative Market Share Data for Panel TVs from TRS Research. This exciting news solidifies TCL's place as one of the world's dominant TV brands.

TCL’s mission is to bring exceptionally good and technologically updated products to the home of every Filipino, making sure that there is a right product for every person from its product portfolio that is easy on each Filipino’s pocket.

Marking 24 years of success in the Philippines, TCL has achieved a remarkable milestone: the No. 1 spot in both market share (value and volume) for their core business - TCL TVs!  This accomplishment is further bolstered by TCL's dominance in the premium TV segment, securing the top position for QLED televisions according to TRS research.

Don’t let them hear you scream. New trailer for “A Quiet Place: Day One” out now

Hear how it all began as “A Quiet Place: Day One” takes you to the moment the world went silent. Based on the original story by John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, A Quiet Place Part II),  “A Quiet Place: Day One” stars Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff and  Djimon Hounsou. Opens in cinemas nationwide on June 26.

Watch the new trailer: https://youtu.be/Ym44h27ckmU

Check out the new posters:

About A Quiet Place: Day One:

Executive Producer: Allyson Seeger, Vicki Dee Rock

Produced by: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, p.g.a., Brad Fuller, John Krasinski

Story by: John Krasinski and Michael Sarnoski

Written and directed by: Michael Sarnoski