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A STELLAR CAST ASSEMBLES FOR “WHITE HOUSE DOWN”

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Columbia Pictures and director Roland Emmerich has assembled a powerhouse cast to give life to compelling characters in the new action thriller “White House Down.”
In the film, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save his daughter, the president, and the country.

The character at the center of “White House Down” is John Cale, an ex-soldier and divorced father who’s trying to put his life back on solid footing – especially when it concerns his relationship with his daughter. “Cale’s been trying to figure out his life for years, to get it together. He doesn’t really have the tools to put it …

A PRIMER ON NOVA PRIME: THE WORLD “AFTER EARTH”

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A post-apocalyptic, primal world confronts Jaden Smith (“The Karate Kid”) and Will Smith (“Men in Black” trilogy) in Columbia Pictures' futuristic action adventure “After Earth.”

In the film, a crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.
A Dying Earth
Kitai Raige lives on Nova Prime, mankind’s new home. One day, he will be – he must be – a great Ranger, like his father before him.
Cypher Raige, Kitai’s father, is the Prime Commander of the United Ranger Corps and one of the greatest leaders in t…

WHO'S WHO IN DISNEY/PIXAR'S “MONSTERS UNIVERSITY”

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Meet the monsters who are out to make audiences scream with laughter in Disney/Pixar's comedy “Monsters University,” the eagerly anticipated sequel to the 2001 blockbuster “Monsters, Inc.”


MIKE WAZOWSKI's (voice of Billy Crystal) lifelong dream is to become a Scarer at Monsters, Inc.—and he’s sure he knows just how to do it. Ever since he was a young monster, Mike’s had his eye on Monsters University, home of the world’s top Scare Program. Now a freshman and hopeful Scare student, he’s well versed in the rich history, theory and technique required to reach his goal, and the little green one-eyed monster has more confidence, enthusiasm, determination and heart than all of his classmates combined. But unexpected roadblocks derail Mike’s plans and he’s forced to team up with a group of misfit monsters and an unlikely ally to give it the old college try and pull off the biggest coup in the University’s history.


JAMES P. SULLIVAN—“SULLEY” (voice of John Goodma…

ACTION COMEDY “WE'RE THE MILLERS” DEBUTS TRAILER

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From New Line Cinema comes the action comedy “We’re The Millers,” starring Jennifer Aniston (“Horrible Bosses”) and Jason Sudeikis (“The Campaign”). Catch the film's newly released teaser trailer HERE.

In the film, David Burke (Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids—after all, he has his scruples. So what could go wrong? Plenty. Preferring to keep a low profile for obvious reasons, he learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when he tries to help out some local teens and winds up getting jumped by a trio of gutter punks. Stealing his stash and his cash, they leave him in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Ed Helms).
In order to wipe the slate clean—and maintain a clean bill of health—David must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s latest shipment in from Mexico. Twisting the arms of his neighbors, cynical stripper Rose (Aniston) and wannabe customer Kenny (Will…

LATEST REVEAL: "THE WOLVERINE" CHARACTER POSTERS AND TRAILER

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The latest "The Wolverine" art gives us another look at the villainous Silver Samurai, along with the mysterious Viper and Yukio – using the Japanese brush stroke style.
“The Wolverine” is directed by James Mangold from Mark Bomback and Christopher McQuarrie’s screenplay. Starring Hugh Jackman, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rila Fukushima.

"THE WOLVERINE" (3D) opens this July 25 in theaters nationwide! Check latest trailer HERE.

DREAMWORKS’ “TURBO” 3D ZOOMING IN!

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DreamWorks is set to change the pace in racing when it finally releases “Turbo” 3D in theaters worldwide on July 19 starring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz and Samuel L. Jackson. 
In “Turbo,” a snail named Theo (voiced by Reynolds) dreams of being the greatest racer in the world making him an oddity in the slow and cautious community he belongs. An impossible dream of an ordinary snail comes true when luck struck him with an incredible speed one fateful day. With his dream suddenly within reach, Theo aka Turbo embarks on a journey after being transported to a rundown strip mall where visitors bet on races featuring snails and meets a ragtag of street-smart snails headed by Whiplash (Samuel L. Jackson), Smoove Move (Snoop Dogg), Burn (Maya Rudolph) and Skidmark (Ben Schwartz). 



Based on his own original concept, filmmaker David Soren mentioned in an interview with Susan Wloszczyna of USATODAY.Com that “Turbo” was hatched by combinin…

“GROWN UPS 2” UNVEILS NEW POSTER, TRAILER

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The trailer and new poster for Adam Sandler's first-ever sequel, Columbia Pictures' “Grown Ups 2,” can now be viewed HERE.
In the film, after having the greatest time of his life three summers ago, Lenny (Adam Sandler) decides he wants to move his family back to his hometown and have them grow up with his gang of childhood friends and their kids. They’ll face new challenges and meet new friends in the next chapter of the epic story of refusing to grow up.
Columbia Pictures presents a Happy Madison production, a film by Dennis Dugan, “Grown Ups 2.” Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, and Nick Swardson. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Produced by Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo. Written by Fred Wolf & Adam Sandler & Tim Herlihy. Executive Producers are Barry Bernardi and Allen Covert. Director of Photography is Theo Van de Sande, ASC. Production Designer is Aaron Osborne. Editor is Tom Costain. Costume Designer…

BRADLEY COOPER AWAKENS TO MORE MAYHEM IN FINAL “HANGOVER”

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Newly minted as a Best Actor Academy Award-nominee for “Silver Linings Playbook,” Bradley Cooper returns as high school English teacher and unofficial pack leader Phil, in Warner Bros.’ and Legendary Pictures’ mayhem comedy “The Hangover Part III.”

It’s been two years since the Wolfpack’s misadventure in Bangkok. Phil, Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) are happily living uneventful lives at home. The only member of the gang who’s not content is Alan (Zach Galifianakis). Still lacking a sense of purpose, the group’s black sheep has ditched his meds and given into his natural impulses in a big way—which, for Alan, means no boundaries, no filters and no judgment—until a personal crisis forces him to finally seek the help he needs.

And who better than his three best friends to make sure he takes the first step. This time, there’s no bachelor party. No wedding. What could possibly go wrong? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
Cooper says of the final film …

PINOY ARTIST CITED IN “MONSTERS UNIVERSITY” FUN FACTS

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Filipino artist Nelson Bohol, a veteran of several Pixar films like “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Cars” and “WALL-E,” figures in the fun facts released by Disney/Pixar regarding its upcoming animated comedy “Monsters University.”

Read on below and find out what Bohol did to deserve the citation.

Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, “Monsters University” is the prequel to the 2001 blockbuster hit “Monsters, Inc.” Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together,…

FIRST LOOK: JENNIFER LAWRENCE'S MYSTIQUE IN "X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST"

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"X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer has tweeted a great photo of Jennifer Lawrence in her Mystique costume.

The movie will open in cinemas July 17, 2014.

http://t.co/0boreCvsS4

https://twitter.com/BryanSinger/status/336532069167542272


(PR)

WILL SMITH CONQUERS A NEW WORLD IN “AFTER EARTH”

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Two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith has enjoyed unprecedented success in a career encompassing films, television, and multi-platinum records. For his memorable portrayal of Muhammad Ali in Michael Mann’s “Ali”, he received his first Oscar nomination. That was followed by his second nomination, for his performance in the true-life drama “The Pursuit of Happyness.”
Smith’s extraordinary list of blockbusters includes the most recent “Men In Black 3,” “I Am Legend” and “Hancock.” He also thrilled audiences in such huge hits as “I, Robot,” “Independence Day,” “Men in Black” and “Men in Black II.”
Now, Smith stars as Cypher, a legendary general whose legacy his young, rebellious son is determined to emulate, in Columbia Pictures' futuristic action-thriller, “After Earth.”
In the film, a crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically in…

NEW “WHITE HOUSE DOWN” TRAILER NOW ONLINE

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Columbia Pictures has just shared the latest trailer of Roland Emmerich's high-octane action-thriller “White House Down” starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx which can be viewed HERE.

In the film, capitol policeman John Cale (Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.


“White House Down” also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins and Joey King.

Opening across the Philippines on June 28, “White House Down” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. 
Visit http://www.columbiapictures.com.ph for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads…

“EPIC” CHARACTERS IN 3D

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Known for their grandiose storytelling and visual effects in “Ice Age” and “Rio,” Blue Sky Studios brings a world unlike any we’ve seen before in the 3D wonder “Epic.”

In “Epic,” MK (voiced by Amanda Seyfried) returns to her childhood home and reconnects with his father Prof. Bomba (Jason Sudeikis) who believes that out there are unseen people who live in the woods. She finally believes when she is magically transformed into the size of the people his father had been looking for all his life. Transported into the magical world of Leafmen where soldiers live to protect the forest, MK meets Nod (Josh Hutcherson), Ronin (Colin Farell) and Queen Tara (Beyonce). Together, she must unite with them in order to save the forest against the evil Boggans led by Mandrake (Christoph Waltz).

The filmmakers envisioned the Boggans as the creators of decay in the natural world. Wedge explains: “You might take a walk in the woods or in a park, and see something that looks like a cancerous knob gr…

REVIEW | Epic (2013)

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The 3D CG animated film Epic, based on William Joyce's book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, tells a very simple and very familiar story. But sometimes it's the simplicity of the plot that makes it refreshing and charming. Like drinking a glass of plain, ice-cold water is revitalizing. Like having chicken soup for your moviebuff soul.
After the death of her mother, 17-year-old M.K. (Amanda Seyfried) goes to live with her estranged absent-minded and emotionally detached scientist father, Professor Bomba (Jason Sudeikis), in his home-laboratory near the forest. The professor is consumed with his life work: trying to prove his theory that a tiny advanced society exists in the forest. Resentful of his father's priority and frustrated by his ridiculous theory, M.K. runs away from home--  but shockingly finds that her dad is right all along! And that she's also unwittingly involved in the tiny people's epic problem.

Epic calls to mind 1992's animated film FernGu…

“MAN OF STEEL” CHARACTER POSTERS INVADE THE NET

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Faster than the proverbial speeding bullet, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have released three new character posters and two banners for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, “Man of Steel.”


The character one-sheets individually feature Kal-el/Superman (Henry Cavill), Jor-el (Russell Crowe) and Zod (Michael Shannon), while the banners separately depict Superman and Zod in an airbone face off.
In “Man of Steel,” a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

“Man of Steel” stars Henry Cavill in the role of Superman/Clark Kent, alongside three-time Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Michael Kelly, Richard Schiff and Russell Crowe.

The fi…

“MAN OF STEEL'S” `FATE OF YOUR PLANET' TRAILER REELS OFF

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Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just revealed online the `Fate of Your Planet' trailer of “Man of Steel” which you can watch HERE.

In “Man of Steel,” a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Directed by Zach Snyder, “Man of Steel” stars Henry Cavill in the role of Superman/Clark Kent, alongside three-time Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Michael Kelly, Richard Schiff and Russell Crowe.
“Man of Steel” is slated for release in the Philippines on June 12, 2013 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular theaters and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. (PR)

ZACH GALIFIANAKIS IS BACK AS ALAN IN “THE HANGOVER PART III”

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He has endeared himself to worldwide audiences by playing Alan, the mayhem-causing member of the Wolfpack. Now, comic actor Zach Galifianakis reprises the eccentric character for the last time in Warner Bros.’ male-oriented comedy “The Hangover Part III,” the epic finale of the hugely successful franchise.
In the film, the only member of the Wolfpack who’s not content is Alan. Still lacking a sense of purpose, the group’s black sheep has ditched his meds and given into his natural impulses in a big way—which, for Alan, means no boundaries, no filters and no judgment—until a personal crisis forces him to finally seek the help he needs.
And who better than his three best friends – Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) -- to make sure he takes the first step? This time, there’s no bachelor party. No wedding. What could possibly go wrong? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.


“The guys, led by Doug, who is Alan’s brother-in-law as well as…