Production begins on Disney’s live-action ‘Mulan’

Production on Disney’s “Mulan,” a live-action adaptation of the studio’s 1998 animated feature, has begun. The film will shoot on locations in New Zealand and China and will open in Philippine theaters on March 27, 2020. Liu Yifei (“The Forbidden Kingdom,” “Once Upon a Time”) was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global casting

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Giant shark film ‘The Meg’ earns P63.4-M in 5 days, opens at no. 1 in PH

Warner Bros. Pictures’ giant shark thriller “The Meg” took the biggest bite off the Philippine box office this weekend to open at No.1. The Jason Statham actioner grossed a splashy P63.4-million for the five-day opening weekend (Aug. 8 to 12) in only 274 screens, becoming Warner’s best opener for the year todate after “Rampage” (P59.7-M)

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New action-horror film traces how ‘The First Purge’ was born

It’s been five years since the world first experienced the provocative concept of The Purge, when, for one night during the year, all crime—including murder—became legal. Electrifying the culture with its dystopic premise, the home-invasion thriller The Purge spawned a franchise that explored the madness that seeps into our everyday lives. Unleashed in the streets

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WINNERS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018

Here are the winners of Cinemalaya 2018: Best Film (Full-length): KUNG PAANO HINIHINTAY ANG DAPITHAPON by Carlo Catu Best Film (Short Feature): JODILERKS DELA CRUZ, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH by Carlo Francisco Manatad Special Jury Award (Full-length): Pan De Salawal by Che Espiritu Special Jury Award (Short Feature): SI ASTRI MAKA SI TAMBULAH by Xeph

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Live-action movie adaptation of ‘Dora The Explorer’ starts production

Paramount Players has announced that the motion picture adaptation of Nickelodeon’s Peabody Award-winning children’s animated series, Dora the Explorer, began principal photography on location in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on Monday, August 6, 2018. The production, being directed by 11-time Emmy and four-time BAFTA nominee James Bobin (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, “Flight of the

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MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018 (Part 2)

Here’s the second part of our festival report on Cinemalaya 2018 in which we cover Distance, Kuya Wes, Pan De Salawal, School Service, The Lookout and Shorts B. The 14th edition of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival runs from August 3 to 12 at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and select cinemas in Metro Manila. READ MORE: Guide

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Gal Gadot to voice new character Shank in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2’

Gal Gadot (“Justice League,” “Wonder Woman”) revealed today that she is voicing the character Shank, a tough and talented driver in an intense and gritty online racing game called Slaughter Race, in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which hits Philippine theaters this Nov. 21, 2018. Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah

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SM Cinema rekindles your childhood imagination in ‘Christopher Robin’

This August, bring back the playfulness, wonder, and imagination of your childhood days as Walt Disney Studios gives Winnie the Pooh his own live-action movie treatment via Christopher Robin. Christopher Robin has grown up and is stuck in a demanding job that not only overworks and underpays him but has also dimmed his adventurous and

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SM Cinema unlocks abysmal horror of the Internet through ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’

This August, be ready to get terrified with the latest SM Cinema Exclusive offering Unfriended: Dark Web, a stand-alone sequel to the 2015 film Unfriended. In a computer-mediated world, and as technology connects us to the World Wide Web, our curiosity is being wired further in discovering the deeper and anonymous side of the internet—the

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MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018 (Part 1)

Here’s the first part of our festival report on Cinemalaya 2018 in which we cover Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon, Mamang, Liway, ML, Musmos Na Sumibol Sa Gubat Ng Digma and Shorts A. The 14th edition of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival runs from August 3 to 12 at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and select cinemas in Metro

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