First-Look: “Wrath of the Titans” layouts

Warner Bros. Has just released new marketing art for its upcoming 3D fantasy-adventure “Wrath of the Titans.” The materials consist of bus-shelter art individually featuring Perseus and Kronos, and a totem layout featuring the main characters Perseus, Andromeda, Agenor, Hades and Zeus. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, “Wrath of the Titans” stars Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson as gods at war. A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington) —the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)—is attempting to live a quieter …

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Best Picture nominee “Moneyball” soon in Philippine Cinemas

Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor, Columbia Pictures’ critically acclaimed sports-oriented film “Moneyball” is based on the true story of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) – once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management. Directed by Bennett Miller (“Capote”), “Moneyball” also bagged nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Sound Mixing. In 2003, former Salomon Brothers bond …

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Ryan Reynolds in brightest day and blackest night shines in”Safehouse”

Ryan Reynolds is the perfect guy as Matt Weston in “Safehouse,” producer Scott Stuber recalls: “We had to be certain that the actor opposite Denzel would be ready. I’ve known Ryan for a long time and was sure that he would step up to that challenge. More importantly, he wanted such a challenge.” Reynolds explains his interest in joining the team: “First and foremost, I was riveted by the story. It was also an opportunity to work with Daniel, who is an unusual and unpredictable …

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Denzel Washington researching his character in “Safehouse”

When casting “Safe House,” producer Scott Stuber and director Daniel Espinosa placed importance on avoiding tired tropes. Stuber explains the rationale: “Action without character is boring. The script read well because everything moves at a quick pace. Then, when you sit and get to know these people, there’s a real depth to them. We went after actors who could be in those moments and have the audience feel what these characters are feeling.” As the producer and the director discussed their dream cast, Denzel Washington …

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Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz go sexy this Valentines in “Unofficially Yours”

What defines a relationship? Romance? Intimacy? Sexual compatibility? Honest-to-goodness love? Or do we really have to define or label it? After all, we all have different reasons for wanting a relationship. This is the theme of the newest film from Star Cinema, “Unofficially Yours.” This is under the direction of the box-office director, Cathy Garcia-Molina. Actor John Lloyd Cruz revealed that “Unofficially Yours” is his sexiest movie to date. This was seconded by John’s leading lady Angel Locsin. “Ako hindi ko masabi para sa akin. …

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The untold story of Peter Parker in “The Amazing Spider Man”

One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the “Spider-Man” legacy is revealed in “The Amazing Spider-Man™.” Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by …

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Sandra Bullock, incredibly affecting in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Two years after winning an Academy Award for “The Blind Side,” Sandra Bullock takes the role of grief-stricken mother whose apparent absence in her son’s life is not quite what it seems, in Warner Bros.’ heartwrenching drama, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” Nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, the film is a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father’s belongings sets …

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Adam Sandler plays the dual roles of “Jack and Jill”

Director Dennis Dugan re-teams with Adam Sandler for the eighth time on Columbia Pictures’ new comedy “Jack and Jill.” In the film, Jack (Sandler) was living an almost perfect life, with the exception of one, annoying constant – his twin sister Jill (also played by Sandler). Every year he has to tolerate a Thanksgiving visit from his smothering sister, who doesn’t take long to turn his life upside down. As the weekend intrusion starts stretching into a month, the siblings fight, tease, and bicker in …

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Animated short “Tangled Ever After” with “Beauty and the Beast” 3D

Walt Disney Pictures has announced that “Tangled Ever After,” the short film follow-up to their 2010 hit animated feature “Tangled” will be an added attraction to “Beauty and the Beast” 3D when it opens in the Philippines on Feb. 22. By popular demand, directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard are bringing back some of Disney’s most beloved characters when “Tangled Ever After” picks up where “Tangled” left off. The Kingdom is in a festive mood as everyone gathers for the royal wedding of Rapunzel and …

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“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” rolls to the screen in 3D!

Warner Bros.‘ highly-awaited sequel “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” brings to the screen the hell-raising hero Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider in eye-popping 3D! “The movie for us was always going to be in 3D, from the very beginning – we love making the movie a more immersive experience. It seemed like a really cool idea, especially with our style of shooting,” says co-director Brian Taylor. “We tried to push the envelope with the technology. The first thing they told us was all the things we couldn’t …

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