‘Point Break’ brings all-terrain action to extremes across land, water, air

Traversing land, water and air, Point Break brings the action beyond limits following a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah played by Luke Bracey, a deep undercover who follows a group of elite athletes suspected of carrying out crimes in the most unusual ways, unconcerned of those who gets killed in the process.

The film brings in new and the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. Edgar Ramirez who also stars in the movie guarantees that they have protected the legacy of the 1991 movie that starred Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. “Always, I cannot believe that I’m making the movie. It’s almost magic, the whole thing. I remember I would always joke among my friends about a remake of Point Break. I would say, “You know what? Whenever there’s a remake of Point Break, I’m going to do it.” But since it’s such a California movie, and especially the role of Bodhi was such a California rooted character, I thought I would not be the first choice for it. Then the fact that the movie was offered to me, because it’s taking on a world scale, and it’s precisely Bodhi, the character that I always wanted to play. I remember when I first met Katherine Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty—actually we met for another movie and that never got made, and then she called me and invited me to Zero Dark Thirty. I remember when we first met the first thing I said was, “You have no idea the magnitude of the influence that Point Break has had on me and my friends and my generation,” and I went on about how much I love it, and what I know, and all that. Then suddenly making that movie now, it’s pure magic,” says Ramirez from his recent interviews.

He excitedly shares that, “I’m very, very happy. I’m very happy, because we’re not going to copy the movie, it’s a different story, but it keeps the subversive aspect—the subversion, the anti-system, the breaking out, the breaking free spirit of the first one; that’s what we’re going to try to definitely be faithful to that spirit—that you can take charge, that you can be in control, that you can think out of the box and you can reject the system and try to live on the grid, but on your own terms. So that’s pretty much the spirit, but it’s definitely not going to be—it is a remake in the terms that you have Utah and you have Bodhi and you have that spirit, but it goes beyond surfing and it’s a story that happens in today’s time. So I’m the first huge fan of Point Break and of course I will make sure that I protect it’s legacy.”

“Point Break” is directed by Ericson Core, who served as director of photography on such films as “Invincible,” “The Fast and the Furious” and “Payback,” was also the director of photography on “Point Break.” The creative filmmaking team includes production designer Udo Kramer (“North Face,” “The Physician”); editors Thom Noble (“Thelma & Louise,” Oscar winner for “Witness”), Gerald B. Greenberg (Oscar winner, “The French Connection”), and John Duffy (National Geographic’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”); Oscar-nominated costume designer Lisy Christl (“Anonymous,” “White House Down”); composer Tom Holkenberg (“Mad Max: Fury Road”); and Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor John Nelson (“Gladiator”).

Opening in Philippine cinemas three weeks ahead of its US release date, Point Break opens Thursday, December 3, 2015 in theatres nationwide as distributed by Pioneer Films.

— PRESS STATEMENT FROM PIONEER FILMS

GUIDE: Danish Film Festival 2015

The first Danish Film Festival will run from December 9 to 13, 2015 at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-la Plaza, Mandaluyong City. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are distributed 30 minutes before each screening.

Come and see classic Danish films and other award-winning films that have boosted Denmark’s cultural impact to the world. This special event is made possible by the Embassy of Denmark in Manila.

Here is the screening schedule of Danish Film Festival 2015:

Danish Film Festival 2015 Screening Schedule

The following films from Denmark will be screened at the 1st Danish Film Festival at Shang:

A Family

A successful Danish family faces agonizing choices when its charismatic patriarch falls ill.

A Royal Affair

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician – and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Antichrist

A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Babette’s Feast

In a remote 19th Danish century village two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father, the local minister, and their church. Both had opportunities to leave the village: one could have married a young army officer and the other, a French opera singer. Their father objected in each case and they spent their lives caring for him. Many years later – their father is now deceased – they take in French refugee, Babette Hersant, who agrees to work as their servant. After winning the lottery, Babette wants to repay the sisters for their kindness and offers to cook a French meal for them and their friends on the 100th anniversary of their father’s birth. It proves to be an eye-opening experience for everyone.

Europa

Just after WW2, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.

In A Better World

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

Submarino

Two brothers meet at their mother’s funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth.

Terribly Happy

A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown.

The Experiment

The story of nurse Gert, who is appointed as headmistress of a special children’s home, owned by the Danish state in Greenland, 1951. The children’s home is intended to accommodate 16 carefully selected Greenlandic children, who have just come home after a year of civilization in Denmark. Now they are to be introduced into the Greenlandic community as role models. Gert, who lives alone and has no family, accepts the assignment with pride.

The Hunt (Jagten)

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

The Substitute

6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn’t right. How is she able read kids’ minds? Why is she so mean? And how does she manage to convince everyone’s parents she is so great when the whole class knows she is really an alien?

Waltzing Regitze

Karl Åge and Regitze host a summer garden party for close friends, their son, and his family. Karl Åge is quiet, detached; Regitze is spirited, lively. He thinks back: love at first sight during the war, living together unmarried, her mother’s hunger strike when they won’t baptize their son. Regitze is passionate and forthright; she speaks her mind. He remembers her inviting a derelict for Christmas dinner, and the man shows up with five bashful friends. He recalls her taking on their son’s teacher when the man slaps the lad. He remembers her love of dancing and his fear that his social clumsiness might end their relationship. Now, in twilight, he has other things to face.

What No One Knows

In this political thriller, a young woman is found drowned on a winter night by the sea. The dead woman’s brother, Thomas, discovers that her death is connected to their father, now deceased, and his work in military intelligence. As Thomas digs deeper into the case his family is brought into sudden danger.

Worlds Apart

The daughter of a Jehovah’s Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.

‘Krampus’ featurette sheds light on Christmas demon

As the opening of its new horror thriller Krampus nears, Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have released a new featurette which clues viewers in on the many variations of Krampus throughout the years and how writer/director Michael Dougherty plans to bring his vision to life in the new film.

Learn about the legend and lore of Krampus with the new featurette below.

Legendary Pictures’ “Krampus,” a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday.

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

The horror-comedy also stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Lavie Owen and Krista Stadler.

Krampus and his mischievous underlings have been created by the combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both renowned for their epic work on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and King Kong, among many others.

Written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat), Krampus is co-written by Zach Shields and Todd Casey and produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia and Dougherty.

Opening across the Philippines on December 2, 2015, Krampus is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

— PRESS STATEMENT FROM UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES