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LOBBY BOY ZERO IN AYALA MALLS CINEMAS’ “THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL”

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Meet Zero, a lobby boy who became the proprietor of the Grand Budapest Hotel. Follow his funny rags-to-riches story in the thrilling caper comedy movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel” to be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting April 19 (Black Saturday).

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is a thrilling caper in constant motion, kinetic and comic; a timeless tale of friendship, honor and promises fulfilled. Director Wes Anderson says his eighth feature film comes from a mix of inspirations including the pre-code comedies of the 1930’sand the stories and memoirs of Viennese writer Stefan Zweig.

At the beginning of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Jude Law portrays the role of “the Young Writer” who finds himself in conversation with the enigmatic Mr. Moustafa, who from his earlier years is known as Zero, the hotel’s owner, who sets about relating the story of how he rose from the ranks of junior lobby boy to become the proprietor of the Grand Budapest.

Playing Zero Moustafa in…

BROSNAN AND THOMPSON AS PARTNERS IN CRIME IN THE ROMANTIC COMEDY “THE LOVE PUNCH”

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It’s a dream team pairing in the upcoming romantic caper, “The Love Punch,” starring ever-sassy Emma Thompson and always-charming Pierce Brosnan as ex-couple who reunite to steal back the money stolen from their retirement fund.

“The Love Punch” sees middle aged and divorced, company owner Richard Jones (Brosnan) looking forward to a worry-free existence as he arrives at his office on his last day of work. Much to his dismay, he discovers that the management buyout of his company was fraudulent. The company is now bankrupt and the employee pension fund - including his own - has been embezzled. Enlisting the help of his ex-wife Kate (Thompson), Richard sets out to track down the shady business man behind this, Vincent Kruger. Before they know it, Richard and Kate are caught up in a cat and mouse caper across Europe in a whirlwind of intrigue, mad chases and jewelry theft during which they rekindle their romance.


Five years after “LAST Chance Harvey’s”…

MODESTLY-BUDGET FANTASY FILM “SAGA: CURSE OF THE SHADOW” WOWS VIEWERS

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Arrowstorm Entertainment’s “Saga: Curse of the Shadow” that was filmed with a much lower budget compared to other fantasy adventure films has steadily gained favorable traction from younger movie going audience due to its straightforward storytelling, ruthless heroine and unapologetic visual style.

Starred in by the enigmatic Irish actor Richard McWilliams and rising young star Dani Chuchran (whose acting credits include “Dr Suess’ The Cat in the Hat” and “The Wild Stallion”), “Saga: Curse of the Shadow” is directed by John Lyde where a ruthless elven bounty huntress Nemyt (Chuchran) shoots down the dragon ridden by the fugitive orc shaman, Fangtor Bloodmoon. When Fangtor refuses to surrender quietly, the huntress must battle for her own life against the dangerous villain, and comes away with more than just his head.



In the movie, Chuchran plays a ruthless heroine named Nemyt who pairs up with Keltus (McWilliams) an agent of the ruling Order, is on the trail of the enigmatic Shadow c…

LATEST GLOBAL TRAILER & POSTER REVEAL OF "X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST"

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Mutants unite to face the battle of their lives to save the future in the latest trailer of "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" (3D) opens May 21 in all cities and screens in the Philippines from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. (PR)


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FLAPPY BIRD NO MORE: JESSE EISENBERG RETURNS AND SOARS IN “RIO 2”

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The world over witnessed when a Blue Macaw named Blu domestically grew up with his companion Linda who never learned to fly in the global blockbuster “Rio” from Blue Sky Studios. Blu is voiced by Jesse Eisenberg and reprises his voice act in “Rio 2” where we see him comfortably living in the city with his own family within Linda’s home.

In “Rio 2,” Blu spreads his wings wider, farther and higher as he and his family, along with their friends Luis, Pedro, Nico and Rafael, take a trip into the Amazon. Jewel (Oscar winning actress Anne Hathaway) and Blu (Oscar nominated Jesse Eisenberg) are now living happily in Rio, with their three kids. It’s a life that suits the thoroughly domesticated Blu, who only discovered he could actually fly in the first film. He enjoys nothing more than human comforts: TV, iPhones and pancakes for breakfast. Jewel’s heart lies in the wild though. This beautiful and feisty bird feels that Blu and the kids are becoming complacent and accustomed to their hu…

"PEANUTS" FIRST-LOOK PHOTO AND TRAILER

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For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang we know and love from Charles Schulz's timeless "Peanuts" comic strip will be making their big-screen debut; like they've never been seen before in a CG-Animated Feature film in 3D.

Its first trailer and photo have just been released: TRAILER LINK HERE

The comic strip, Peanuts, read everyday by 355 million people since its debut, will mark its 65th anniversary upon the release of the movie in November 2015.

In previously released related news, Steve Martino will direct the “Peanuts” feature; previously, he brought to the big screen (with Jimmy Hayward) Fox/Blue Sky’s “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” Martino also directed (with Michael Thurmeier) Fox’s recent box-office smash “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” The screenplay is by Craig Schulz and the writing team of Bryan Schulz & Cornelius Uliano. Craig Schulz and Bryan Schulz, respectively Mr. Sch…

REVIEW | Your Sister's Sister (2011)

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Iris (Emily Blunt) encourages her messed-up, mourning best friend Jack (Mark Duplass) to travel to her dad's idyllic little cottage in a small, secluded, picturesque Pacific Northwest island and get some "alone time." Jack does just that— but finds Iris's sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) already occupying the cabin.
An unexpected little incident happens between Jack and Hannah and it becomes problematic when Iris herself appears on the doorstop the following day. Three's a crowd? Not exactly, because they get along quite fine— except that they all have complicated secrets that could break them.
Lynn Shelton's little low-budget indie flick offers a funny, poignant tale of love and relationships. It's a dialogue-driven story, gently peeling off layers of its characters as it goes along, surprising you with its little emotional twists and turns. 
The words may not be that impressively witty but they flow naturally and conversationally, and the emotionally e…

REVIEW | Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

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He’s a New Yorker with a brilliant mind. A Nobel Laureate. His contributions as an academic, artist, philosopher, inventor, and many others, have greatly benefited humanity. There’s absolutely nothing that Mr. Peabody cannot do, except miracles. Yes, he may be pedantic and serious, his only humor is his bad puns, but he’s a loving father to his adopted boy, Sherman.

Oh, and Mr. Peabody is a dog.

A beagle, specifically. A Harvard-educated genius beagle whose achievements combined have far surpassed any human being's achievements. He even invented the WABAC (pronounced as "way back"), a time machine for the sole purpose of educating his human child.

The conflict: An incident at Sherman’s school set off a big problem, which eventually resulted to a father-and-son adventure via the WABAC, along with Sherman’s mean classmate Penny, where they delightfully encounter many a great historical figures. But can Mr. Peabody and Sherman overcome the threats to their relationship?